World China online stores offering cat and dog skin products

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  1. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Thousands of products made from the skins of cats and dogs are being offered on China's largest retail website Taobao, sparking outrage among animal lovers, state media reported Tuesday.

    Search results and sales records from Taobao showed the most popular items were trousers and hats made from dog fur, which is touted for its ability to ward off the cold, AFP found after searching the website.

    One seller with the username "sjz2ys" boasted that all the cat skin products available in his online store were authentic, though he had only sold one item -- a waistcoat -- in the past month, the Shanghai Daily said.

    Animal rights activists said dealers usually targeted stray animals, selling their skins to fur traders in the country's east and the meat to restaurants in the south.

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  2. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    I wonder, why is it okay for us to massacre crocodiles, elephants, trees, the World, and many other things, but according to them, it's not okay to kill dogs and cats for materials.

    I mean, yeah, it's a bit gruesome, but it's the same deal as raccoon skin hats, bear skin coats, deer skin gloves, X skin Y's, etc etc.

    No need to outrage. Simply agree to disagree.
     
  3. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Its just I have a dog and my roommate has a cat and to hear about your pets as clothes.... I am not a PETA warrior though. I know China does it diff.
     
  4. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    Well, I know that those who have them as pets would view this situation differently. I probably would too if I had one. But what if people had bears and raccoons as pets (as some probably do)?

    The situation would be a bit different then. Though, bears are a bit more dangerous and prone to violence than domesticated dogs and cats. However, dogs and cats were once as violent as bears were, they've just been domesticated and tamed.

    I don't know. It's just that, there are always two sides to a store ;)
     
  5. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Scientifically I am OK with there skins being sold but emotionally I am torn since I have both of them as pets. I could see this being a bigger issue for other people.
     
  6. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    The same goes for me, except I just don't have them as pets. My friend had cats, and I loved them.
     
  7. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

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    I have dogs (well my parent's and I grew up with them), but we got them from the humane society, where they literally kill dogs who don't get adopted - just to prevent strays (this is in the U.S.) - so if the dogs are going to die anyways, (and they do, tons of them), why not use their remains? (it's not like they were going to get a burial or anything people..)
     
  8. Wummi

    Wummi Just Relax and Smile!

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    Hey, it's China. It's a done deal. Period.
     
  9. ReVolver

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    Mexico has crocodiles and alligators, we make boots/jackets/etc out of them, even dishes.

    China has cats/dogs...see where I'm going with this?
     
  10. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

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    i dont see a problem with clothes and other stuff made from dogs or cats. i got a dog, i got a cat too. (and i have to agree that cat got some realy soft fur, would be perfect for clothes)

    as long as these animals die without unneeded suffering i have the same opinion about it as i have about the things we make out of cows or pigs or other animals.
     
  11. Bartuc08

    Bartuc08 Mostly known as Zomby Jezuz

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    I honestly don't see much wrong with this in comparison to other things. We wear other animals, it's what we do. What's the difference between wearing fox fur and dog? There was an argument not long ago about how it's not right to eat a race horse after it's retired. the way I see it, we ea meat, so why is it wrong to eat these kinds of animals?
     
  12. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    That is seriously fucked up. Period!!!! . :thdown: :mad:


    It isn't okay!
     
  13. esb

    esb Because none of us are as cruel as all of us.

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    We drain cows, eat pigs, chickens, bunch of fish, and plenty of other animals.
     
  14. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    Are you one of those so-called "Vegans" who don't use anything made from animals? I hope not, because you'd be a hypocrite and liar.
     
  15. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    Me? @Sevion

    If so, no I'm not a vegan or even a vegetarian!
    I never said that even.

    But this crap, I would never, ever, accept it.
     
  16. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    So tell me, when you see someone walking around in a leather jacket, what do you do?
     
  17. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    Cut their leather jacket in pieces :thup:
     
  18. Bartuc08

    Bartuc08 Mostly known as Zomby Jezuz

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    There are two things I find interesting about us as creatures. We are the only species on the planet that will wear another animals natural fur. We are also the only species that would find remorse in this.
     
  19. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    Then what about those countless people who HAVE walked past you with leather jackets?
     
  20. ElderKingpin

    ElderKingpin Post in the anime section, or die.

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    the people who wear leather jackets usually carry large weapons called their firsts <_>
     
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