Millions of animals are slaughtered and treated each year, for the “fashion industry”.
Whether it’s leather, fur, wool, feathers or silk, animals are killed in often horrible conditions. They are used to produce clothing, bags, and accessories for men.
Here are six animals from Africa sought after by the world of fashion.
Elephants are among the most sought after in Africa. But the biggest threat they face is not hunters, but poachers. Elephants are slaughtered by highly organized, armed commercial poachers who sell ivory and organs to the market. Ivory is used for decorative purposes.
The African Buffalo
The leather from this animal is the most popular. The buffalo is considered the most dangerous to hunt, and therefore the derived products are the most expensive. The skin is used for leather. The African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large cattle.
Probably the biggest use of animal skins for clothing and accessories is the use of leather. The leopard is used for leather. This feline is found in a wide range of fashion products in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.
The African wild dog
The African wild dog is a canine native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of his family in Africa. The skin is used for clothing and other leather accessories.
Lions live in the open, grassy savannahs of Africa, not in the jungle. The wildcat remains at the top as the biggest trophy of the game. According to conservationists, lion hunting is one of the most lucrative hunts. It is a fur animal.
Cheetah fur fabrics are popular items. The cheetah is a big cat of the subfamily Felinae who lives mainly in East Africa, and southern and some parts of Iran.