More than 50 million animals are killed each year for their skin or fur. The methods used to kill these animals are barbaric. They are often gassed and electrocuted, which seems gentle compared to another common method of being skinned alive.
If you’re a meat eating animal lover, then every Thanksgiving you should do your part to help turkeys by buying from a humane and ethically raised source. Every time you buy humane, you decrease the demand of factory farms, and slowly encourage them to change their animal welfare practices.
When people think about animal welfare and animal rights, usually what comes to mind are land animals in factory farms. Yet, marine life accounts for the largest portion of animals killed each year for food. In 2009, an estimated 51 billion sea animals were killed for food, compared to 8.27 billion land animals.