Victory! India bans the import of reptile skins and fur | India - January 2017 breaking news. Tens of thousands of animals like crocodiles, alligators, fox, minks and others are held captive in factory farms for their fur and skin. The methods used in factory farms are remarkably poor and designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the animals. They are cruelly confined to cages, then brutally slaughtered - Never wear fur, fur is NOT fashionable, and belongs ONLY on an animal!!!