If it says “Made in China” and includes fur, you might want to check your moral compass before purchasing.

Lest we go too far falling all over ourselves to welcome China into the first world, here’s a news item on the area where culture and economics intersect. Cheap ain’t always worth the price (and everything that PETA investigates is not misguided).

Not for the squeamish. Seriously.

Don’t click to read the rest unless you have a solid existential position vis a vis pure evil.


China flaying animals alive

Investigation reveals images so graphic, nightmares rampant among probe team…

Rissi noted that the Humane Society of the United States also has worked on the investigation, citing well-known U.S. companies, including J.C. Penney, Burlington Coat Factory, Bloomingdale’s, Sak’s Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, for selling Chinese-produced fur products, sometimes labeling them as “faux fur” or raccoon when the actual product is from a raccoon dog…

[VERY VERY UNPLEASANT DESCRIPTION HERE] …

The process is repeated millions of times, as China processes up to 100,000 pelts in a day at times…

Anybody willing to entertain the possibility of revisiting the whole “free trade” concept when utterly barbarian cultures are involved?