Wolf & Badger sign up to be a ‘Fur Free Retailer’

Respect for Animals is delighted to announce that world leader in independent fashion, Wolf & Badger, has signed up to the official Fur Free Retailer program. With prestigious stores in London’s Mayfair and Notting Hill, as well as in New York, Wolf & Badger sells the world’s best independent fashion, jewellery, accessory, homeware and beauty brands. Wolf & Badger is home to over 600 of the world’s best designers just
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Real fur Canada Goose jacket worn by BBC News correspondent

NEW CANADA GOOSE PETITION LAUNCHED Sign the petition and ask Canada Goose to become a Fur Free Retailer : https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/100/915/426/   Many Respect for Animals supporters have been in touch after tuning into BBC News At Ten on both 3 and 4 January, only to be shocked and angered to see North American Correspondent Jon Sopel wearing a Canada Goose jacket with real fur trim.  This comes shortly after Alexandra
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Fur Free Markets programme launched

In recent years, it has become more common for real fur items, including bobble/pompom hats, to be sold at council-run markets- often at festive markets around Christmas time. Due to a large number of complaints from members of the public, Respect for Animals is campaigning to make all UK markets ‘fur free’. On this page you will find information about individual Local Authority policies on selling real fur. Click here
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MICHAEL KORS ANNOUNCES FUR-FREE POLICY

The Fur Free Alliance Celebrates Company for Being Latest International Brand to Drop Fur. Michael Kors Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, today announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its products, with production being phased out by the end of December 2018. With this announcement, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program. “I am pleased to announce our company’s
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VF Corporation becomes a Fur Free Retailer

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, joined the Fur Free Retailer program by partnering with the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of 43 animal protection organizations. As a Fur Free Retailer, VF is reinforcing its commitment to fur free products and communicating its no fur policy, which covers its more than 20 brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Napapijri®. VF released its
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Finnish government urged to end breeding of severely obese foxes for fur

The recently revealed selective breeding of super-sized foxes on Finnish fur farms has caused an uproar in the international press. The shocking footage, that shows Arctic foxes so large they can barely move, has alarmed citizens and animal rights organizations across the globe.   Member organizations of the international animal protection coalition Fur Free Alliance urges Finland to use all measures available to end the cruel breeding of the extremely
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Gucci goes fur-free: another milestone in the demise of the fur industry

Respect for Animals joins the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and LAV, along with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), to announce that the leading global fashion house Gucci has said it will no longer use animal fur. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on Wednesday, October 11th during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion. Gucci joins the growing list of
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Fashion Giants Agree That The Future Of Fashion Is Fur Free

As more and more big fashion retailers become fur-free, the Fur Free Retailer (FFR) website has been re-launched with a new, more user-friendly look. The Yoox Net-a-Porter group has just become the 750th member of the FFR program joining UK high street retailers M&S, John Lewis, Liberty and Monsoon. As the global Fur Free Retailer (FFR) program welcomes YOOX NET-A-PORTER as its 750th member since its formation in 2002 its
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Urgent: Ask Hythe Council To Say No To Real Fur Mayoral Robes

On Thursday, Hythe town councillors will consider whether to pay over £1400 for new mayoral robes made from real fur, or a fake fur robe costing hundreds of pounds less. The real fur robe will be made from muskrat (also known as a musquash) fur, a medium sized semi-aquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a flat tail.  Native to North America, there are cruelly trapped using barbaric devices just
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Koalas, Black August and the long bloody history of the fur trade

This August saw the 90th anniversary of one of the most shameful periods in the history of the fur trade, an industry that has left a trail of blood, death and extinction in its wake for centuries.  ‘Black August’, as the month has been since notoriously remembered, occurred in 1927 when the Queensland Government declared ‘open season’ on the iconic marsupials. During Black August, 600,000 koala pelts were collected, but
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