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Fur Commission USA Activist complaints unfounded. Wisconsin mink farmer exonerated by investigators No evidence of animal cruelty was found by state authorities and it has been determined there is no reason for charges to be filed, despite complaints lodged by activists after a PETA undercover operative spent 3 months secretly filming a Wisconsin mink farm. […]
PRESS RELEASE: Farm association concerned by activist group’s claims of abuse; calls for swift investigation.
Fur Commission USA Farm association concerned by activist group’s claims of abuse; calls for swift investigation… American mink farmers are committed to providing best possible care for their animals Monday morning a mink farmer in Wisconsin was told that a complaint had been filed with the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, alleging animal cruelty on his farm. […]
LOS ANGELES — Bolstered by healthy retail gains in 2014, U.S. fur retailers are positioned for another strong selling season in 2015-16. According to the Fur Information Council of America (FICA), sales by traditional retail fur stores in the U.S. were $1.5 billion in 2014, a 7.3% increase over 2013.
We all belong to the same bare race. We all, ultimately, care for the same things, and we are all naked apes, the children of fur. Wear it or don’t wear it, but don’t imagine you have a philosophical or anthropological right to tell anyone else what they should or shouldn’t do. We’ve all been […]
Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree; Defendants drove 40,000 miles to release thousands of mink from farms in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere SAN DIEGO – Animal-rights activists Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane were arrested by the FBI today and charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in […]
Karl Lagerfeld celebrated 50 years with Fendi on July 8 by putting on an Haute Fourrure show, the first all-fur show in the history of the Paris Couture Shows. If further proof was needed that fur is now firmly embedded into mainstream fashion, this was it.
“In fashion terms it’s never been stronger,” International Fur Trade Federation’s chief executive Mark Oaten said. “We have very high production levels and I expect those will remain very strong in Europe and America.” A stronger economy, cold winters and fashion show exposure have fueled sales on America’s east coast. Fur was featured in about […]
Those who eschew fur and eat meat might be inclined to say the latter is more functional, since it provides a useful source of protein. They ignore the fact that fur provides a useful source of warmth. And it has some real advantages even over well-made fakes: It’s much better at absorbing moisture, say scientists, […]
The Telegraph (UK) New statistics from the International Fur Federation suggest a once-reviled industry is thriving. Hannah Betts explores the changing social attitudes to fur. By Hannah Betts 27 Mar 2015 The fur industry, a phrase that used to have to be uttered sotto voce, has released figures to demonstrate that, far from being an object […]
In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.