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 Many fur trade advertisements have had to be withdrawn or amended following complaints to advertising standards authorities in a number of countries.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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How to tell the difference between real and fake fur

      We frequently receive reports from members of the public who think they have found real fur on sale mislabelled as fake or bearing no label at all. Often, they are not entirely sure if the fur on sale is real or fake as the imitation fur is becoming more realistic. Please note, that we recommend speaking with the retailer in the first instance. Here are some handy
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How many animals have to die for a fur coat?

Click on the image to see how many of these beautuful animals have to be killed just for a fur coat that nobody really needs.  Remember: Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’.
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Nordic Fur Trade- marketed as responsible business

Read the new report by our European colleagues on the reality of Saga Fur’s ‘ethical’ farming policy. The document exposes the reality of fur farming in stark contrast to the spurious claim of high ethical standards made by the fur trade. Launched in the European Parliament, with support across Europe- including from Respect for Animals-  the report focuses on ‘Saga Furs’, one of the main players in the European fur
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Explosive report from Respect for Animals makes case for ban on fur farming in Europe.

Respect for Animals has produced a comprehensive and detailed scientific report which shows why fur farming should be banned. The report was launched in the European Parliament in Strasbourg at a meeting of the Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals –  http://www.animalwelfareintergroup.eu/ . Read the full report here Read the executive summary here The report looks in detail at the conditions in which mink and foxes are
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