This video has moved me in a way nothing has in a while:
I do not have a fundamental problem with wearing leather, fur, or any hide. But the removal of an animals hide while it is alive seems so obscenely sadistic, words fail me. Don't watch the video if you are not thick skinned but please at least read the description of these practices by some of the Chinese fur traders, and consider signing the adjoining petition. You may not like the way PETA addresses some things in their actions but if you don't find this practice utterly perverse, then you have serious desensitization issues. Edit: Actually, it seems the petition mainly is used for solicitation, so if you don't want to be a donor to PETA you may not want to sign. Just look at the evidence they show and be aware that fur products often come from these places.