Fur Free Markets: template letter to write to your councillors

 Find out who your Councillors are here. We have found almost identical hats sold at different stalls on the same market for the same cheap price: one with a fake fur bobble, one with a real fur bobble. Customers had no idea that they were buying products from the cruel and unnecessary fur trade. The fact is imported fur can be very cheap – but this should not hide the
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The suffering of monster foxes continues in Finland

 The fur industry has become a disgrace for Finland and put it’s reputation as an animal friendly country to shame. Our politicians are more interested in the money than the welfare of the animals, says Kristo Muurimaa. Animal rights group Oikeutta eläimille has obtained new photos from Finnish fur farms. The footage shows extremely obese animals with severe eye infections, heavily folded skin and badly malformed feet. They are kept
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First UK markets join with top fashion designers and high street retailers and pledge to go ‘Fur Free’.

LSD Promotions – one of the country’s leading market operators has joined the ranks of Gucci, Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, John Lewis and Next by stopping the use or sale of real fur. LSD Promotions has signed up to the new ‘Fur Free Markets’ scheme run by the UK’s leading anti-fur organisation Respect for Animals. LSD Promotions runs markets on behalf of the following councils:  Oxford City Council Worcester City
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Save The Seals 2018: Boycott Canada

Every year off the east coast of Canada, out of season fishermen brutally kill thousands of baby seals – just for their fur. Their skinned carcasses are left to rot.  These beautiful, innocent animals are clubbed or shot before being skinned… all for a product that NO ONE needs! Repelled by the extreme cruelty, the European Union has now banned the sale of seal products, yet the Canadian government refuses
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San Francisco BANS the sale of fur

San Francisco supervisors have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ban the sale of fur, furthering the city’s animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition. Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of Tuesday’s vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping that the legislation will catch on. The ban takes effect Jan. 1 and applies to apparel and accessories featuring real fur, including coats,
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Sign NOW To Help Save Serbia’s Fur Farm Ban

Rattled by recent major advances by the anti-fur movement,  the fur industry is now  putting huge pressure on the Serbian government to delay the fur farming ban (that is due to become effective in 2019) – likely following the Bosnian example. In a recent meeting of the Sector for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the National Assembly of Serbia, held on 20 February 2018, fur farmers were able to spread
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Versace goes fur free!

“Fur? I’m out of that.. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”    In an interview with the Economist’s 1843, the world-renowned fashion leader Donnatella Versace announced that the Versace fashion brand is dropping the use of real fur. In an interview with Luke Leitch for the  magazine, the designer stated that she would no longer use real animal fur in any of her
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Hong Kong’s fur fair is shocking. But these brilliant activists are taking them on.

Last week saw the news about anti-fur activists organising an unprecedented demo outside an international fur fair in Hong Kong, calling for an end the brutal fur trade. The fur fair in Hong Kong is important to the anti-fur campaign because it is a key bridge between fur production in Europe and the key markets for fur demand, especially China. Here are some pictures from the excellent demo..    
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Fur For Animals Design Awards 2018

The fur trade is cruel and unnecessary, killing tens of millions of innocent, beautiful animals every year. It is also a multi-billion dollar a year global industry. To counter them, Respect for Animals is pleased to announce this year’s student design competition. The brief asks talented creatives to submit guerrilla, viral content for the anti-fur campaign, under the branding ‘Fur For Animals’. If this inspires you or anyone you know
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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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