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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

Silk production and humane alternatives

ponedjeljak, 4. listopada 2010.

To produce 100 grams of silk, it is necessary to kill approximately 1500 silkworms to cook them alive.


Several shells are preserved in order to develop butterflies needed for reproduction. When the female lays eggs, crushed because of health checks. If it turns out that she was sick, her eggs are destroyed.
After mating, the male butterflies are closed in the basket and thrown away. Due to several generations of breeding butterflies have no longer the ability to fly and are often eaten by birds from a bucket in front of the silk farm.

The process of
silk production

Silk is a fiber produced by silk worms to build shells. Silkworm is a female moth which lays 400-600 eggs of tiny light, from which hatch the little black caterpillars. they changed their skin four times in lifetime and then make a shell from which then appear re-formed butterfly. Caterpillars before they became a shell feed intensive silk leaf. For half of its life the caterpillar begins to knit its sleeve, which is the main aim of these processes.

When the cocoon is complete, preventing the formation of butterfly caterpillars so they can stifle the hot steam or direct exposure to bright sunlight sleeve. In this way, the silk thread remained unbroken, and is 300-350 meters long and can not be prestigious.

Humane alternatives

Such a cruel way of getting the silk is completely unnecessary, because it is possible to get silk from the cocoon from which the butterflies flew, and so let them live their entire life cycle. Silk would be in this case, spun, as they spin other fibers such as cotton. So, we do not need any cultivation of silkworms, because abandoned wells can be found in nature. Also, getting dropped from the cocoon of nature instead of breeding butterflies, to respect the natural balance that is environmentally and ethically acceptable. The resulting silk is called Ahimsa Peace Silk.

Humane alternatives include synthetic materials and a silky cotton.

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