Singer and actor Natalie Imbruglia has taken time out from her busy schedule judging The X Factor to narrate an anti-fur video. “There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs,” says Imbruglia. “Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.”
Nearly 74 percent of Australia’s fur is imported from China—the world’s leading fur exporter—where millions of dogs and cats are killed for the international fur trade. The fur is often processed and relabeled in other countries, making it impossible to tell where—or which species—it came from. Animals on fur farms in China are commonly skinned alive. Fur farms elsewhere are no better: Animals are forced to live in filthy, cramped cages before they are killed by gassing, anal electrocution, or neck-breaking.
Many of the world’s most stylish celebrities, including Eva Mendes, Olivia Munn, Maggie Q, Christina Applegate, Jamelia, Sasha Grey, Roselyn Sanchez, Kimora Lee Simmons, Nia Long, Sasha Grey and Charlotte Ross shun fur.
Filed Under: Animal & Plant Life