Please Support My Half Marathon Run for Respect for Animals!

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/FUR-FREE-UK-HALF-MARATHON-2019 Respect for Animals campaigns against the cruel and unnecessary fur trade, in the UK and internationally. We’ve got a proud track record, from leading the campaigns to ban fur farming in the UK and to ban seal, cat and dog fur from the EU, to persuading fashion’s biggest names to ditch real fur. We run the Fur Free Retailers scheme in the UK and have persuaded many markets and
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California becomes the first US state to ban fur trapping

California has passed into law a new ban on fur trapping, becoming the first state to outlaw the practice widely considered to cause untold suffering to wild animals. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newson on Wednesday 5  September. The legislation prohibits commercial or recreational trapping on both public and private lands. The law was first introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonazlez (Democrat- San
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Rawtenstall Market, Clog Market joins the Fur Free Markets scheme

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has praised the market operators of Rawtenstall Market and the Clog Market for banning the sale of real fur. The market operator has officially signed up to the Fur Free Markets scheme and has been given a 5-star rating from Respect for Animals – making it one of the best markets in the country for their policy on real fur. The selling of
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Furballs 3

(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. Drawing on his own experiences as a fur farmer of 30 years, he explained that ‘mink were reared like our children’, which – given that fur farmed mink spend their whole lives in cramped, barren wire cages
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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
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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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