An animal rights activist friend of mine recently went on a rant about how fur should be illegal.
One of her main arguments was that all animals suffered greatly during the fur removing process as they were not killed before this process.
Some animal right activist websites do show some (shocking) videos on live animals whose skin is being removed. At the same time, the Wikipedia article on fur clothing and its processing mentions the use of chemicals, which I suppose cannot be done on live animals.
My question is the following:
Are most animals being skinned alive or dead during the process?