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Raccoon Dogs Skinned for Fake Uggs

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This is definitely not safe for the queasy or easily upset: UK tab The Sun has found a video of raccoon dogs being skinned alive to make fake Ugg boots. Yes, it's true: your fake Uggs may be made of dog. "The animals' coats are passed off as 'Australian sheepskin' in fake copies of the trendy footwear. Animal rights campaigners filmed raccoon dogs—an Asian species related to foxes, jackals and domestic dogs—being farmed in appalling conditions in China. One animal is shown being pinned to the ground by a boot before it is skinned alive and hurled on to a heap. It weakly raises its head despite having its skin and fur sliced off." [The Sun]