Fur

Million of animals are killed every year so that their fur can be turned into luxury items such as coats, hats and toys.

Some of these animals are trapped in the wild, while others are reared on fur farms.

The leather trade kills more than a billion animals (mainly cows but also pigs, goats, sheep and kangaroos) for their skins each year.

Many people think that leather is ‘just a by-product’ of the meat trade, but buying leather helps to support the farming and killing of animals as it makes the meat industry profitable.

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