FURBALLS No. 2

(a guide to the stupid things the fur trade says) Redmond O’Hanlon is a former Irish fur farmer who spoke to the Irish Mirror about the campaign to ban fur farming in Ireland. Employing breathtaking analysis of a fur-free movement that has seen many European countries ban fur farming and the biggest fashion houses ditch real fur, Mr O’Hanlon identified the greatest adversary of the fur trade.. Mr O’Hanlon’s arguments
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#StopWanger: help end chinchilla farming in Hungary

      Did you know that chinchillas are cruel factory farmed in Europe for their fur, mainly by a company called Wanger?   Wanger is responsible for cruel chinchilla fur factory farming all over south-east Europe. Anti-fur activists have come up against them in Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia to name just a few. Wanger must be stopped.   Protests are planned in Hungary on August 1st, so please tweet using
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FURBALLS! A guide to the stupid things the fur trade says.

Introducing our new series, called ‘FurBalls’, where we will be chronicling the many varied, staggering, indeed shockingly stupid things uttered by fur trade apologists. Believe us, there’s a lot. While it’s good to laugh, we can’t forget that these people are involved in an industry and trade that is responsible for the terrible suffering and deaths of millions upon millions of innocent animals every year. Why? Simply for the whims
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The terrible truth about the fur trade’s death toll

Respect for Animals has analysed the fur trade’s auction results for 2018 and can reveal the truly terrible toll of animal suffering. Last year 30.5 million mink and fox skins were sold at the two main sets of auctions- Kopenhagen and SAGA. These pelts sold for $957.2 million. These figures give an idea of the scale of the industry but are far from the full picture. In addition, it is
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Ireland to ban fur farming

Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur farming after the country’s cabinet approved to phase-out fur farming. The bill is expected to be introduced into the Dáil, the Irish parliament, in September. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this campaign. You really have made a difference and helped prevent more unnecessary animal suffering. The Government has recently come under strong
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Mulberry becomes a Fur Free Retailer

Leading British lifestyle brand, Mulberry, has joined the international Fur Free Retailer initiative, showing its commitment to become a more compassionate Corporate Socially Responsible retailer. Founded in 1971, Mulberry has more than 100 outlets in North America, Europe and the Far East, as well as the UK. With this decision Mulberry has further highlighted that the most exciting and innovative fashion trends are saying no to fur. It is becoming
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THE PRADA GROUP ANNOUNCES FUR-FREE POLICY AND JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL FUR FREE RETAILER PROGRAM

May 22, 2019 – Today, the Prada Group has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its designs or new products, starting from their 2020 Spring/Summer Women’s collections. In collaboration with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), a coalition of more than 50 animal protection organizations from over 40 countries, the Prada Group announcement follows positive dialogue between the luxury brand and FFA members, LAV and The Humane
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AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL JOINS THE FUR FREE MARKETS SCHEME

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has praised Aylesbury Vale District Council for banning the sale of real fur from all council-run markets in the district. The Council has officially signed up to the Fur Free Markets scheme and qualifies for the top five star rating from Respect for Animals, making it one of the best councils in the country for their policy on real fur. The selling of
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#FFUK – calling for a Fur-Free UK

Can you spare a minute to sign this petition? A recent article in the Independent revealed that a UK retailer is selling a coat made from killing and skinning 100 hamsters and we all often see hats with real fox fur pompoms and coats with collars made with coyote fur. All of these animals, slaughtered cruelly for fashion. As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must
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Exhibition in Bulgaria exposes the truth about fur farming

This week, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’ took place at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in Sofia. The exhibition, organised by animal protection organisation CAAI, exposes the facts about how real fur is produced and why a national ban on fur farming is needed in Bulgaria. This week, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’
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