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Wearing the skin of another animal – an animal forced to live in a cramped, filthy cage before having the hide ripped from his or her back – is a pretty gruesome fashion choice. The only "statement" it makes is that the wearer has a total lack of regard for animals' suffering. Chinese fur farms have become notorious for their cruelty. But did you know that this barbaric practice is also happening much closer to home? Fur farming is already illegal in the UK and many other countries, but Ireland has yet to outlaw this horrific industry.