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Talking to the Consumer

Labeling Ourselves Once upon a time, a producer was a retailer was a consumer. We bartered and traded our way through life. Over the past century, we have become specialists in production, design, manufacturing, marketing, wholesaling, distribution and, ultimately, retailing. Retail is where the entire industry is represented by a storeowner or clerk, a person…

Banned in the USA

The following article was first published by www.furs.com and is reproduced with the permission of the author. By Lisa Marcinek for www.furs.com SO MUCH FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE. In this country, if people don’t like what you’re doing, they can – and often do – simply outlaw it. Since…

A Day At The Races

The following article first appeared in the July 2000 edition of “Fur Farm Letter”. It’s Opening Day at California’s Del Mar Race Track, “where the surf meets the turf”, as they like to say.(1) I am here with bells on. And so is everyone else. Literally. This is the day of the great big floppy…

Dogs, Cats and DNA

Humane Society Claim Mislabeling of Fur Trim
Americans are noted for their love of domesticated cats and dogs, our cherished pets. We have selectively bred a wide range of animals that are clean, loyal and rewarding companions. There truly is a pet for everyone, no matter what the lifestyle or need.

Management by Majority

Who should decide if trapping should be banned – the public or wildlife professionals? Recent ballot initiatives on this and other issues have conservationists concerned. By Ted Williams From 1970 to 1975, the author was information officer with Massachusetts’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. This article first appeared in Audubon Magazine, June 1999, and is…