‘Morally bankrupt’ fur trade in financial crisis

Saga Furs records huge drop in income and prices collapse at first major fur auction of 2019       Saga Furs, one of the most prominent bodies of the global fur trade, has posted  its financial report and has recorded a ‘clearly negative’ operating result.  According to Saga Furs latest financial statement, the company’s total sales fell by 28% on the previous year, as the price level of mink skins fell by
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Ask Iceland to ban fur farming

In recent years, Respect for Animals supporters have added their details to letters to ambassadors of countries including Bonsia-Herzegovina, Finland, Serbia and Ireland. A ban is now in place in Serbia and making progress in Ireland. You can and have made a difference. We’re now asking you to add your name to our letter urging the Icelandic government to stop taxpayer funded subsidies to fur factory farmers and to bring
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ADVERTISING REGULATOR ISSUES ENFORCEMENT NOTICE ON MISLEADING ‘FAUX FUR’ CLAIMS

Clothing retailers have been told to take immediate action to ensure items they advertise as containing fake fur are not made from real fur. The UK’s advertising watchdog has given them a deadline of 11 February, after which they may face sanctions. Last week the Advertising Standards Authority found online retailer Boohoo had sold a pompom jumper which used real fur, most likely rabbit fur. The Compliance function of the
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CHICCO JOINS THE FUR FREE PROGRAM

CHICCO, a brand dedicated to the entire world of babies, banned the use of animal furs since a long time but now goes one step further to undersign a formal fur-free commitment with LAV and the Fur Free Alliance. The brand, which has always focused great attention on the materials used in the production and creation of its babies’ and children’s wear collections – from 0 to 8 years –
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Serbian fur farming ban comes into force

2019 is off to an excellent start for the anti-fur movement as it is confirmed that Serbia has now banned fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long persistent struggle during which fur industry lobby groups consistently put pressure to reverse the ban. The proposed ban, which came into force on 1 January 2019, was seriously under threat for much of
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Veterinary Ireland recommends immediate ban on fur farming

In what is being considered as a huge boost for the campaign to end the horror of fur farming in the Republic of Ireland, Veterinary Ireland has announced that, having considered the available science, it is recommending an urgent ban on the fur farming of mink and other wild animals. In what is a further blow for the morally bankrupt fur trade, their prized programme WelFur is dismissed as utterly
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Research shows that being ‘fur-free’ offers the boost that fashion brands crave.

The global research consultancy Sigwatch has found that luxury fashion houses have dominated the top ten corporate brands most praised by activists and NGOs in the third quarter of this year. All the fashion brands listed have one thing in common: they have all stopped using real fur. This analysis provides yet more evidence that fashion brands have much to gain by going fur-free. Not only are they taking an
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Ireland: 80% support banning fur farming

An opinion poll of people in the Republic of Ireland, conducted in October 2018 by Red C on behalf of Respect for Animals, has found that 80% of respondents agreed that the farming and killing of animals for their fur in Ireland should be banned.     The weight of public support for a ban on fur farming is clear. Respect for Animals, and the ISPCA, both of which are members
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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan supports the Irish fur farm ban

Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan has announced his support for the current attempts to ban the horror of fur factory farming in the Republic of Ireland.  A well loved actor and widely respected vegan activist, Peter has today issued the following statement through the anti-fur organisation Respect for Animals: “Many of us are shocked to learn that Ireland still has fur farms. Such a barbaric industry belongs in the past. Ruth
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Oldham Council votes to join Fur Free Markets

Respect for Animals is welcomes the decision by Oldham Council to approve a motion committing the Local Authority to prohibiting the sale of real fur on council land and joining our Fur Free Markets scheme. Liberal Democrat Councillors Julia Turner and Chris Gloster proposed the motion at the full meeting of Oldham Council  on Wednesday 12 September. It is understood that Council passed the motion comprehensively with only one vote
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