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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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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