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Dogs 'Skinned Alive' for Fake Ugg Boots

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An animal rights group says Chinese workers are skinning dogs while they're still alive and using the fur in counterfeit ugg boots sold in Australia. Ugg boots are a popular style of footwear that traditionally uses sheep fur to line the inside


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Pat B (356)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 7:49 pm
This just BREAKS my heart. The pain, agony, and for what???!! Boots? UGH! I'd never wear them, think of how they are made!!! Thanks, Agnes for this story.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 7:52 pm
This is intolerable! Truly, between all the animal rights and human rights violations committed by the Chinese, I don't understand why we have any diplomatic relations with them at all (other than the fact they help fatten the wallets of the super-rich). The entire world should have nothing to do with them until all their abuses stop! Filthy criminal barbarians!!!

Agnes N (703)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 7:53 pm
Thanks Gran..
it's cruel for that...sad

Andrea Tackett (187)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:34 pm
Do the same to the human/s who did this.

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 9:50 pm
This is gross and horrible. It's bad enough that they woulid kill them outright, but to tourture dogs or any other living thing in this way is barberic. Sick. It needs to be stopped.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 10:56 pm
What a bunch of pathetic lunatics!! Those poor dogs!!!!! Somebody needs to contact China and let them know this must be stopped!

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 11:59 pm
well said Carol

Leonor A (259)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:04 am
I've read that before, it made me cry. So, they continue , they keep on doing it... Life actions go, but come back. I'm very sorry for saying this, but i hope they stop this very soon, cz Earth is begining to "send back" actions like these.Isn't it?

Ralph F (70)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:42 am
Nothing much to say about this one. Words would not express my level of disgust, if true.

. (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:38 am
There is obviously a huge need to stop people buying these products. I wonder if organisations such as HSI, WWF, would be able to organise volunteer groups to focus on advertising campaigns? Raising money, finding advertising agencies maybe who could do some pro bono work, and so on. This has to stop.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:40 am
What is it about the Chinese, that they are so cruel?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:49 am
I've heard about it before, still I cannot belive how cruel humans can be. Noted with disgust.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:14 am

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:19 am
Noted - is horrible. Have fake ones now.

Tanya Dercksen (8)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:22 am
I agree this is disgusting and very sic!!!! I am begining to think that there is no more hope for man kind, one day these people are going to be puniched by God. It's true what they say "bad things happen to bad people" time will come things just cant go on like this.....Sad!!!!!!!

Mychael Lee (11)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:29 am
Fur is stupid, unless you are hunting, eating, and using the entire animal. There may come a day real soon when people need to do this again, but until then we have plenty of other clothing options.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:50 am
& agreeing with Gran Pat, Dan W & Nick H.

. (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:17 am
noted Ty for the news , sad indeed . I wear uggs do to fact its cold and the way the treat the amimals is outragius. I do try to wear only fake fur but some knock offs have little leg support and I need it with my back.

Andree C (5)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:44 am
Noted. . .so sad for humanities incessant need to feed their ego's. . .

Abo r (107)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 7:59 am
Noted , very sad.
It is sickening and cannot tolerate, Is there a man with such heart?!!! unbelievable.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 8:19 am
Whoever does such Cruelty can never call themselfs Human, because to be Human is to have respect for all other life, but what can you expect from the Chinese they are communists, in other words Heartless and Cruel to their own people, you can't expect anything better for the animals that live in that country!!!

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 8:20 am
Fur Free Friday mark your calendars, contact IDA, and plan now! November 25 will be here before you know it, and we must raise our voices in unison to educate shoppers and the media about the real cost of fur - the cold, brutal fact that more than 50 million fur-bearing animals are slaughtered for fashion each year. This number doesn't even reflect the estimated billion rabbits killed annually for their skins, because laws in some places including France, where over 70 million rabbits are killed each year, falsely label the much more valuable fur a "by-product" of the meat industry.

Contact Hope Bohanec at or 707-540-1760 to find out how you can get signs, literature and ideas for outreach in your community. Every single voice counts.

Celine V (27)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:22 am
Makes me sick...
Thanks for posting Agnes...

. (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:23 am
noted. When reading something horrible and cruel like this, I'm ashamed to be part of the human race. My heart breaks for the pain these animals endure.

Katja S (18)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:45 am
I hope they don't skin them alive, that's cruel and barbaric, however I wouldn't put it past some people.

-- - (5)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:50 am
sad. petition?

Helmut H (28)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 11:12 am
Thanks to alert me about this Agnes.
It's terrible to skin them alive! These people are really sick!

Erin R (181)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 11:19 am
sad news :-(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 11:25 am
Very sickening and extremely heart breaking to know that animals are treated to with such horrific barbaric cruelty. I looked at the site but there was no petition.

Marliese B (69)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:40 pm
No words to describe my disgust for the people doing such cruelties. It's heartbreaking to hear about this. Is there no petition that could help these poor animals? People buying such articles support these barbaric methods. This should be forbidden by law.

Patty K (2)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:42 pm
Please make it all stop.

Dan S (9)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:51 pm
It is so difficult to understand why a human being would treat an intelligent living creature in this manner.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:59 pm
How horrible. It's sickening. This has to be stopped at once.

Marianna Molnar (9)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:16 pm

Marianna Molnar (9)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:19 pm

Margaret S (53)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:33 pm
Really awful news,these poor dogs,more suffering for mans greed....heartbreaking.

Lisa AWAY (204)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:38 pm
What else would you expect from these peolpe. The Chinese are the biggest perpetrators of animal abuse on the entire planet. They treat aniamls as commodities for their selfish purposes & profit! Boycott anything & everything Chinese.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:40 pm
What did anyone expect? China is the same place that sent us toxic paint on toys, Toxic drywall and substandard and unsafe products for every marketable product available. Maybe they should keep what they make and buy American instead. At least when we make sheepskin lined products, they are lined with sheepskin.

Tucker T (44)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:44 pm



valda p (13)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:47 pm
When is the world going to stand up against this cruel barbaric country -China.this latest disclosure -skinning-alive the Racoon dog for ugg boots ,well it isn't apparently -news to our government as they have known about it for some time ,as they did of the disgusting live export cruelty in Indonesia,we can no longer hold our heads up and condemm other uncivilised countries for their inhumanity towards animals as we are no better,and for what?trade?as reported some retailers are actually cutting off labels marked -made in China and sewing on an Australian labels, all involved in this filthy business ,when exposed should ,,be fined -heavily -named and shamed.,you have sold your soul for -money.,you have the blood of animals on your hands that have died in absolute agony -you low life.

jennifer t (41)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:51 pm
I loathe China.I am from Australia and it is a well known fact that this has been going on for a while.China has zero respect for animals.Yes Raven s these animals ARE skinned alive!!!

Kathy A (1)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:58 pm
Someone should skin the Chinese with whom take part in such cruelty, and see what pain and suffering they are imposing on the innocent animals of the world for a profit. It's hard not to feel hatred for those people.

jude T (7)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:59 pm
This absolute sick horror has been going on for years in china where they breed poor dogs in cages through hideous weather then pull them out by the leg put them on a hook and skin them alive for the fashion industry to make cheap clothes that come to our towns!! This year fur is thousands of beautiful dogs are suffering a horrific life and death. How do we get these fur farms shut down when people are making a living of it? They wont even stun them because they are so retarded they think the fur is more lustre if ripped of a live animal. Grrr I am so angry right now.

jude T (7)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:03 pm
There used to be a really sick video of this when an undercover reporter filmed it to make people aware of the horror. The Chinese are really bad at torturing people still so what hope do animals have. :(

Nadereh O (5)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:29 pm
Pressure on other governments as well as our own, to boycott goods is one way to help stop the torture of cats & dogs for their fur & meat. If everyone is made aware of what type of fur is being used and stops purchasing goods from that company or government, the lack of revenue should help make a change.

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember we all reap what we sow............

Jerry B (128)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 3:23 pm
Noted what a horrible thing to do, hard to understand people like this..but then again we are talking about CHINA..thanks Agnes!

Christia F (158)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 3:32 pm
Noted. Posted on Facebook. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Tia

. (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 3:36 pm
China: The most evil nation on the planet.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:29 pm
What I can not understand is that men are rational. Rational people do not act that way. This is totally irrational, stupid and criminal. These bastards should be in jail.

Romila Lal (9)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:29 pm
It make me verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry angry and sad I pray to God please make them stop this cruel devilish work Please Jesus stop them to do this ugly druel thing.

Romila Lal (9)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:30 pm
China is a evil country.

Alcataz L (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:58 pm
What! Im really starting to dislike CHINA! They make horrible, cheap poructs and then this! This is inhumane, wow what they do for money! I guess who ever is doing this to the dogs is selfish and inhumane! This breacks my heart, they need to be stop and be prosecutted. How would they like to be treated so horribly and be skin alive! As it is I dont buy anything from china and defintly will nerver do. Even If I have to pay for more. I will not contribute to China baeg so inhumane towards their animals. CHINA you guys need animal laws, what kind of country are you guys????????? I know not everyone chinese is eveil. But look at this story!!!!!

Alcataz L (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:02 pm
I hope the United States stops sending products to be made over there! There cheap and never wk. But now this!!! Im just so upset China does what ever the hell they want w animals!!!!!!!

DORIS L (61)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:15 pm
Horrible, disgusting, inexcusable, cruel, sickening.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:26 pm

Karla H (6)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:46 pm
sick people!!!!!!!!!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:08 pm
Genuine Ugg Boots made in Australia - will say on the label. These other dreadful imports must be banned. People need to check before they buy. Cheapest is not the best in this case. The Chinese have much to answer for in their treatment of animals. Thanks Agnes.

Janet R (38)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:10 pm
Shame on this barbaric practice. For boots, who the hell cares. Anyone who buys them is as inhumane as the POSs who are making them.

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:22 pm
I will never go to these countrys, they are so different from us.

Sarah G (109)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:53 pm

Linda P (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:56 pm
This makes me sick. How horrible for these dogs, i can't begin to imagine the pain they must go through. The people from China that can do this are disgraceful and very greedy. What is wrong with people that can do this and it doesn't bother them, they must be sick.

Kathy Parks (1)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 7:21 pm
What a sad, sick world we live in!

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 7:47 pm
The tanuki is a dog species native to Japan and China, with facial markings resembling the European and North American raccoon and an unusually large scrotum on the males. They're much more fun to read about in manga and animé than for use in boot linings; at least the sheep used for legitimate boots are properly butchered and turned into mutton as well as the skins used. Killing an animal for just a small part of it is sick; using most of the animal is just nature's way.

Dany Strakova (123)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 9:12 pm

Mary Danforrh (0)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:03 pm
Just like Japan won't stop whaling,and poachers won't stop killing for Ivory and rhino horns, China won't stop torturing animals if it means money for them. I am just sick over the abuse humans commit of our animals on this planet. Everyone that loves animals has got to start making a lot of noise if it is to ever stop. I spend the first part of the day writing my Congress, house of Reps, the president and every one else that has ears, that is charge in some way of animals. It is sickening that so many people read things like this and so few do anything to help stop it. When I leave this site I will be sending this article to people that I know in Australia so they are informed. And I have Uggs and I love them, they are made here in America and are sheep lined. They sheer sheep, not kill them.

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 10:28 pm
Lets skin them alive. Its noted and thanks Agnes.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 11:44 pm
This is horrible! Fashion at any price?

Jesica De Beer (2)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 11:54 pm
I don't buy any fur unless I can see that it's 100% fake fur. We can also stop to buy Chinese produced stuff.

Barbara Nissen (0)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 12:20 am
Where can I find a petition to the Chinese president and Australian government to sign against this cruelty ?

Should we boycott both China and Australia and despise all Chinese and Australians?

Robert O (12)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 12:54 am
This is absolutely sickening, but not surprising considering this is China we're talking about and they're not exactly known as having a spotless record when it comes to animal welfare, or any living creature's welfare for that matter. That picture is horrible to look at, but I thank you Agnes for bringing this to our attention. Chalk up another disgrace for China. They're amassing quite a collection aren't they?

Gitte Loeyche (46)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 1:01 am
absolutely sickening - a petition ad a boycott is urgently needed

Ida J (39)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 2:23 am
evil people

Andreia Capelo (15)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 4:20 am
But if people stop biyng this UGG boots or whatever, they will stop doing these thing.

The choice is always owers.

Marilyn K (50)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 4:25 am
The people who do this are acting as if they have hearts of stone. Will they begin to skin people alive to make lamp shades? There should be laws with enforced punishments to those who would do this to a defenseless animal. Do they have any animal protective organizations in a country that is supposed to be so advanced in technology and education or are they robot slaves to a black hearted government?

. (0)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 6:39 am
This is horrible and all this for one incredibly ugly boot or facsimile.

Kay M (347)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 7:28 am

Patricia W (5)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 7:39 am
This is absolutly sick I am sick. We should have nothing to do with China. What cruel people they are, Heartbreaking this is allowed to go on. Should be stopped and stopped now, Is there nothing more that we can do as a human in the Human Race to get this stopped ?????

Gwen Hillman (11)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 8:25 am
Another reason that I HATE, HATE, HATE the chinese (not just them - but ALL asians - I don't give a )(*&) who they are) because of their treatment of ALL living things. The planet would be a better place (and the animals would be a DAMN side safer) if they were all gone tomorrow !!! What a pleasure. It takes a physical effort on my part not to punch them in the chops when I come face to face with them. They are stupid, immoral, inhuman, inhumane, savage, inbred cretins and I would dearly love it if they were no longer around.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 8:39 am
Our government should lay down regulations against any country, especially China, that include animal rights protection! This is just horrendous and unspeakable!

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 8:50 am
I don't even want to think about this. Horrible beyond words. Disgusting.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 11:12 am
heartbreaking! sick sick sick!!!

Robyn M (123)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 11:49 am
Jesus! China just doesn't give up! When it comes to UGG products, (and I have done my own research here folks)! The Australians handle the sheep in a pretty brutal manner as well! Hey here's an idea don't buy or wear products made from any sort of animal skin or fur!! Bet you'll save a bundle of money too! Boot made from say polyurethane are cheaper, hold up in the weather better, and no animal had to die or suffer so that you could look fashionable! So to all those fashionistas'... it's an alternative to consider! Think

Valerie Hammett` (21)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 2:35 pm
God please what on this damn earth are you waiting for?

Leonor A (259)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 5:28 pm
I saw that there are now more than one petitinos about this. I also joined a group for the same subject.Can't remember the exact name of the group, but it appeared while I was signing. Sorry, I'll bring the name of the group. Thanks Agnes for your news.

Bracha Katz (31)
Friday October 7, 2011, 3:04 am
I thought that fake uggs were not made with real fur. Thanks for publicizing this Agnes.

Jennifer M (78)
Friday October 7, 2011, 8:19 am
I know there are tons of bad places on this planet, but it seems China is the worst. They don't care about anything! So so sad.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday October 7, 2011, 9:23 am
Barbaric and disgusting.

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday October 7, 2011, 11:41 am

David K (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 1:49 am
Somehow the Australian customs must be made to act. Chinese always torture dogs to death for meat as well as fur. The problem is unfortunately GREED. Australia and New Zealand have political difficulty because they want trade with China. I believe Australians and New Zealanders would not support trade at any price and would be shocked at this knowledge but it is kept from them by their newspapers

Lika P (130)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:39 pm
This makes me so mad, it's enough to make anyone go postal. With this kind of practice, why are we, as an American government and economy helping to make China rich and successful?

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 10:47 am
In China all the animals are skinned alive!! It is so horrific it is impossible tp put words on it! It has to be stopped!

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 1:22 pm
All imported animal skins and products need to be banned from all countries.

Maria p (151)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 12:02 pm
this is sick and horrible, I buy nothing with anything furish!!!!!!!

dani r. (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:15 pm
Fur is meant for animals not us!
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