The Grand Tour Of Shame?

Amazon’s popular show ‘The Grand Tour’ recently returned for its second series, but viewers have been in touch with Respect for Animals about their huge disappointment at the consistent wearing of real fur seen on their screens. All three presenters- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May- wore Canada Goose jackets, complete with real coyote fur trim. These fur trims come from the cruellest methods. The leg-hold trap is most
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Fur Is Not Green

The Fur Trade and the Environment ‘The Environmental Impact Of Fur Farming’: download the Fur Free Alliance factsheet The fur industry likes to claim that it a sustainable industry, even environmentally responsible, sometimes, even ‘green’. This claim is laughable and does not stand up to scrutiny. Many fur trade advertisements have had to be withdrawn or amended following complaints to advertising standards authorities in a number of countries. (See case
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Statistics

Statistics Accurate statistics showing the number of animals killed by the fur trade each year are notoriously difficult to get hold of and published figures from the fur trade may not be accurate. The other reason that the statistics can never be accurate is the constantly changing nature of the fur trade. Economics volatility as well as the vagaries of fashion mean that the overall demand for fur and for
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Fur farming

Most fur sold globally is from farmed animals (at least 85%), as mink, foxes, raccoon dogs, rabbits and chinchillas. Worldwide each year more than 100 million animals are killed on fur farms after short and miserable lives in small wire mesh battery cages, only for fashion. Keeping wild predators in small cages results in numerous serious stress-related health problems – as infected wounds, missing limbs, cannibalism and stereotypical behaviour. To preserve the pelts animals on fur farms or killed by
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Mink fur factory farm receives $4 MILLION of taxpayers’ money and STILL goes bust.

The story shows that Canada is ripe for a comprehensive fur farming ban. A mink fur factory farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada that received $4 million in loans from the provincial government is in receivership, with taxpayers set to lose huge sums of money. At one point in 2016, the company had more than 80,000 mink, according to court documents. In what is an embarrassing misuse of public funds, a
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