SHARON OSBOURNE EXPOSES CRUEL CHINCHILLA FUR TRADE: ‘I WAS ABSOLUTELY SICKENED BY IT’

Back in her music-managing, as the promoter and the wife of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, and The Osbournes days, former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne used to wear animal fur, but after learning how animals suffer and die for each fur coat, she changed her mind.

In the video, for PETA US, Osbourne reveals how naturally social chinchillas are isolated in tiny, filthy cages before workers break their necks or electrocute them, leaving them conscious as they experience all the pain and agony of a full-blown heart attack. “A single chinchilla coat can contain the pelts of more than 150 animals”, she emphasises. “Please do your part. Never buy our wear any fur or fur trim, and tell others why.”

She adds: I was educating myself through documentaries on what goes into actually making these fur coats and fur scarves that I was wearing, and when I realized how it was done, I was sickened”, she says. “I was absolutely sickened by it.”

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