What is the Humane Care Merit Award Certification Program? The fur industry’s Humane Care Merit Award program, launched in 1989, was one of the first formalized humane care certification programs in U.S.
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.
How to SuCCeeD! Prior to selling a mink crop, an auction house will subject pelts to close scrutiny and sort them into groups, or bundles, of the same quality. For a farmer to do well during grading, he must focus on four points all year long: Size, Color, Coverage and Density.
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.
Wisconsin Mink Farmer Exonerated January 15, 2016 No evidence of animal cruelty was found by state authorities and it has been determined there is no reason for charges to be filed,
FCUSA Calls for Swift Investigation American mink farmers are committed to providing best possible care for their animals.
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.
Sustainable Mink Ranches Targeted The fur industry finds the need to increase security to cope with threats of animal rights activists.
Hand Crafted Works of Art Great care is given to selecting and processing each pelt that will be used to make a garment.
Nearly 500 Designers Presented Fur in Fall 2015 Collections Bolstered by healthy retail gains in 2014, U.S. fur retailers are positioned for another strong selling season in 2015-16.