Viral spam spam about the Chinese fur trade, purported to be by PETA, is actually edited scenes from the legendary exploitation flick Cannibal Holocaust.
The original video can be found here -
The text of the spam reads -
There is no need to see the video, but if you must, be aware, it's horrible. The following video is of excruciating violence. Its painful silences affect us all deeply. If we don't protect animals from this type of brutality, we become accomplices http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=fur_farm&Player=wm&speed=med Please sign and forward to all your contacts - this has to be stopped!!! I explain the process below: With a hidden camera, animals were filmed being SKINNED ALIVE!!! They say it's done to get a more perfect ''cut''; afterwards the carcasses are tossed into a pile, still alive, and for up to 10 minutes you can see their hearts still beating, in agony, their eyes still blinking, and the puppies' little paws still shaking. There was one pup, that still lifted his head and gazed at the camera with bloodied eyes. If you don't care to see the video, please sign and forward to your friends: this constrosity has to be stopped, we have to act!! When the list reaches 500 names, please forward to: PETA2@peta.org Thank you.