Animals are often used in fur processing and skinning as a feedstock for animal products and other animals.
The fur and skins are processed by boiling the animals’ body parts, which are then pressed into the skins.
These skins are then sold for money to the fur processing companies.
They can also be processed in factories to make fur products for domestic and export markets.
But what happens when the fur is used for animal purposes?
The animal welfare community has long been concerned that the fur industry can end up killing thousands of animals each year and that this can have a negative impact on the environment.
Fur processing companies are required to have animals on their premises at all times, but many of them don’t, according to a 2013 report from the New Zealand Council of Animal Welfare (NZCAW).
It found that of the 100 fur processing plants NZCAW surveyed, the industry’s main suppliers were slaughterhouses, slaughterhouses where the animals were killed for the fur, and animal husbandry facilities.
In a survey conducted by NZCAWs in 2018, 60% of respondents had not heard of a supplier who was involved in animal welfare.
NZCAWW’s report said there were no regulations in place to ensure that the welfare of the animals was being protected.
There are a number of legal and regulatory issues with the fur trade that need to be addressed, said NZCAWS president, Jenny Turetsky.
“The animal cruelty industry is a global industry with a range of interests and an extensive history of cruelty and mistreatment of animals,” she said.
“There are ethical issues with using animals for fur and fur processing that need attention.”
A recent study in New Zealand found that fur and skin processing facilities were responsible for killing an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 animals a year, including dogs, cats, horses and pigs.
The industry’s profit margin is around $2 billion annually.