Animal Cruelty and Ahimsa
The American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The ASPCA is another organization that urges the prevention of cruelty to animals. This site offers information about adopting animals as well as pet nutrition and national shelter outreaches.
Number of animals killed in the world by the meat, dairy and egg industries, since you opened this webpage. This counter does not include the billions of fish and sea animals killed annually.
Ahimsa of Texas
Ahimsa of Texas is an organization promoting kindness to all life, with the primary focus on eliminating the euthanasia of healthy animals in our community shelters and animal pounds.
Ahimsa: The Real Right to Live Movement
This Ahimsa site offers religious perspectives from various other groups.
Animal Products from China
Due tonon-existent labeling laws in China, fur trimmed items exported to the west may be labeled as fake ("faux"), but in reality are real and in many cases dog or cat fur. The import of dogand cat fur is banned in the USA. Recently the Humane Society of the United states filed a law suit against six retailers who were found selling deceptively labeled garments containing the banned fur..
If you are concerned about an item you have purchased, which is labeled 'fake' fur, the following is a guide on how to identify the real thing:
The flip side of the fur industry is dog meat consumption, which because of superstitionabuses theanimals prior to slaughter in order to render the meat more potent. This industry takes the lives of 16 million dogs a year in official slaughter houses and an untold number as dogs are routinely killedin private homes and in restaurants throughout China: