FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Interview Requests: KEITH KAPLAN / Director of Communications Fur Information Council of America firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 646-7791 San Francisco Says NO To Sustainability Thursday April 4, 2018 Los Angeles, CA — In an era when the public is overwhelmingly aware of the environmental and social costs of mass- produced fast…
The global fur trade is launching a campaign that highlights sustainable high quality real fur versus manufactured plastic furs utilizing synthetic fibers made from petrochemicals. The new global campaign declares, “There’s no Reason to Fake it with Fur”. A small vocal minority composed of activist groups are pushing fake fur as an ethical choice for…
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
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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.
Sustainable Mink Ranches Targeted
The fur industry finds the need to increase security to cope with threats of animal rights activists.
How Fur Farmers Turn Waste into Beauty
Worldwide, mink and fox farmers recycle over three million tons of agricultural by-products annually.
Fish Waste Is Going to Waste
In Norway, farmed fur animal producers purchase almost 50,000 tons of waste from fish poultry and meat production.
Perceptions Change With Education
“Anti-fur sentiment has waned as more ethical practices lure younger generations to their modern designs,”
Food Industry Prevents Greenhouse Gases
Food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.