Animal activists like PETA aim to eliminate the use of animal-derived clothing materials by exposing systemic abuses on animals. As the largest of all animal welfare groups, members and supporters of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), have so far been able to convince the biggest names in the fashion industry to stop the use of animal skin, fur, wool, mohair, cashmere and down. They have spearheaded radical actions against top-of-the-line brands in order to stop the cruelty being inflicted on many hapless animals.
Manufacturers in the high fashion industry are the leading procurers of furs and skins provided by animal poachers who set out traps and kill millions of animal wildlife like rabbits, beavers, raccoons, bobcats, opossums, otters, wolves and similar other fur-bearing animals. Their furs and tails are often used as faux replacements for the more extensive fur types like mink and chinchilla, after governments imposed laws against the breeding of said animals for such purposes.
PETA and many other animal activists have documented the barbaric methods used by trappers, from the use of snares to steel-jaw traps. So far, these groups have succeeded in getting the European Union Commission to impose bans on both the use of traps and the importation of furs from other countries.
In U.S. jurisdictions like Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington have already banned the use of trapping devices that do not meet international humane standards for catching wild animals. However, the main use of humane trapping devices is not for catching wildlife as source of animal skins and furs. Many state governments now require the use of humane methods of extracting and relocating animals that venture into backyards and vacant estates surrounding farms and other properties used for growing agricultural or horticultural commodities as well as for raising livestock and poultry. .
Wildlife relocation is necessary, not only to protect residents, pets and properties but also to protect wild animals from becoming victims themselves.
Advocacies for Using Plant-Based Clothing Materials
Animal conservationists and animal welfare activists are also pushing advocacies supporting the use of plant-based materials in the manufacture or clothing textiles.
Advancements in textile manufacture have enabled several producers of outdoor clothing to stop the use of animal fur. Environment-friendly plant-based materials have been proven as superior and far more practical to use as protective garments. While the most common animal-free materials are cotton and polyester, other sources of plant fibers now include bamboo, hemp, pineapple leaves and recycled plastic bottles.
As many are now in support of the so-called vegan advocacies, animal welfare activist believe that in time, animals will no longer suffer painful existence and or die violent deaths just for the sake of fashion.
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