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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Mink fur factory farm receives $4 MILLION of taxpayers’ money and STILL goes bust.

The story shows that Canada is ripe for a comprehensive fur farming ban. A mink fur factory farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada that received $4 million in loans from the provincial government is in receivership, with taxpayers set to lose huge sums of money. At one point in 2016, the company had more than 80,000 mink, according to court documents. In what is an embarrassing misuse of public funds, a
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Urgent action needed in Bosnia

Wednesday 31 January 2018 will be a big day for animals in Bosnia – Herzegovina. The nation’s fur farming ban came into force earlier this month and was once the admiration of much of Europe. However, next Wednesday, Bosnian parliamentarians will take the final vote which – if passed- means fur farming will be allowed for a further ten years. We can’t let this happen without a fight. Thankfully, there
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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 tips about how
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Norway set to ban fur farming

Around a million mink and foxes are killed annually in the Scandinavian country. In what is another blow for the morally bankrupt fur industry, we can confirm that fur farming is expected to be banned by the new government in Norway. The new three party coalition government has agreed to ban fur farming by 2025. The three parties had been locked in negotiations since January 2nd  and are now able
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