I've seen a similar video, narrated by Alec Baldwin, with the same sorts of things being done to chickens, pigs, cows, etc. It definitely made me think more about where my food comes from. I'm sure not all the sources are so barbaric, but I've seen some pretty nasty stuff. I try to buy free-range food as often as possible, and I buy the eggs from chickens that get to walk around.. "naturally nested" or something. But I'm lazy and I eat out a lot, so I guess I'm still part of the problem. For example, there was a different video that surfaced maybe a year ago that showed people throwing chickens against a wall as hard as they could. The chickens were bound for KFC; this whole thing broke on the regular news. I don't eat there anymore, partly because of that, and partly because their chicken is gross.
Things like this are always shocking and are part of the reason i don't eat meat (though not all of it as some of you may remember earlier post about leather and vegetarians) or wear (besides that fact that i find fur incredibly ugly and don't want to look like i'm out of the 80's). Anyhow as horrific as this video is (i only watch the first 30sec and had to turn it off after the started choping off limbs) it does have to be taken with a grain of salt. This are somewhat isolated events and yes there are furs that come from places like this and there are some that dont', it one of those things that you never know what your getting. As with the Alec Baldwin video (http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=mym2002
) these are somewhat isolated events, although not all of them, the cutting off of beaks is common practice and i can't remember if it shoes them shooting the cows before hanging them by their feet and having their throats slit, but some of the practices such as when the guys are beating the crap out of the cow or pig are not very common. I have a friend who lived and worked on a farm (a large farm probibly one of the biggest in my county) and they did not treat there animals the way, they thankfully did not have chickens but did have cows who had to be shot in the head with a lead ball before having their throat slit like i mentioned earlier. (hope that made sense and were from the right video can't stomach it again). As for being part of the problem what are you gonna do? I've read several papers that pretty much prove that if we all were vegetarians or eat free range animals, we would starve because there is not enough land for all of us. As fpr fur though we don't need it. Side note, i don't know much about fur but highend fur don't you htink they would not want to damage the fur as much and would be more human, or do they always use a blunt instrument? my .02