Killing Animals for Clothing is Wrong

Killing Animals for Clothing is Wrong

Do you have a dog? How about a cat? Or any kind of pet? If you do, you most likely love them a lot. Certain animals are killed for their fur or skin. Imagine that someone wanted to kill your dog for its fur. You probably wouldn’t let that happen.  Killing animals for their fur and leather is wrong because it affects the environment, people, and animals.

Killing animals isn’t just bad for the animal itself. According to PETA, “the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and water contamination.” This means that killing animals is harmful to the environment as well as the animals themselves. A mink is a mammal whose fur is used for many items of clothing. A mink farm can pollute the environment. For example, a mink farm in Washington was charged with polluting a nearby creek. Even though killing an animal just for a new fur coat is wrong, it can cause even bigger problems.

Also, killing animals to make leather may lead to bigger issues. PETA states “A chrome-tanning facility wastes nearly 15,000 gallons of water.” Wanting new boots can cause a human to be thirsty. If the facilities continue to use all this water, there will be none left for humans. Killing animals for leather can also affect the environment because waste ends up in landfills. When leather is produced, waste is also produced, which is harmful to the environment.

In conclusion, killing animals for their fur and leather is not right. If you are wanting a new fur coat or a pair of leather boots, you can get them with faux fur or other material. We need to protect all animals, not just for them, but for us too.