Yukoners from all over the territory will be celebrating the local fur industry in Whitehorse this weekend.”We need to get back to celebrating the fact that we have a really important connection to fur in our Yukon culture,” said Kelly Milner, organizer of the new initiative, unFURled. UnFURled will hold a fur market at the…
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WEST HANTS, N.S. — Mink farmers from across the province are pleased with the result of the inaugural Nova Scotia Mink Farmers for Warmth campaign. More than 500 items of winter clothing were collected and distributed throughout Hants County and the Digby to Yarmouth region.”It did better than we expected,” said Brian Huntley, of Burlington…
The search for beautiful furs played a key role in North American history, but did you know that the fur trade is still important?
Today there are more than 200,000 licensed trappers across the United States.
These trappers are our eyes and ears on the land helping to keep wildlife in balance with available habitat.
Trapping is carefully regulated to ensure we use only part of the surplus that nature produces.
Only abundant fur bearers are used.
Never endangered species
Watch the video to learn more!
Faux Fur is Everywhere You Look
Are You Wearing Fake Fur and Feeling Just a Tiny Bit Smug?
Celebrity designer and animal rights devotee Stella McCartney drapes it over her catwalk models, while Jude Law’s girlfriend, actress Sienna Miller, wears it to walk the dogs.
When TV star Jennifer Ellison was spotted in a wonderful powder pink faux fur jacket (at a pricey £900) she was snapped by every paparazzi at a recent showbiz party.
From H&M to Next, Zara to Accessorize, there’s hardly a High Street store that hasn’t heard the news. Fake fur, whether it be a coat with a funky collar, a trendy tippet, or a cute pair of cuffs, is fun to wear.
Undercover Videos: Concerned Citizens or Shameless Self Promoters?
In this age of “shock imagery” being used to promote political agendas, it’s easy to paint an entire industry by the actions of a single actor.
Humans & Animals Are Inextricably Tied Together
People are part of the natural world, and our relationship with animals is defined in large measure by the natural order.
Do They Depict Reality?
These are films are the stuff of nightmares… animal life being taken, legally and illegally, “Animal snuff films” feature footage that is sometimes real but is too often staged.
Extremists Seek to Impose Their Views
“Demonstrate against Saks Fifth Avenue’s Summer Fur Promotion.”
Fur: Has a New Generation Shrugged Off the Old Stigma?
New statistics from the International Fur Federation suggest a once-reviled industry is thriving.