The following guidelines were updated by the Fur Commission of the United States in 2014. In 1985, the Fur Farm Animal Welfare Coalition published the nation’s first set of operating Guidelines for the benefit of domestic mink and fox producers in the United States. The Guidelines were designed to assist farmers in assuring a humane…
What’s the Difference? For the last 50 years or more, the debate has raged over the role of animals in human society, with particular reference to the ways in which we use them for our benefit. There are fundamental differences between the Animal Welfare viewpoint and the Animal Rights philosophy. Fueling the debate still further has…
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.
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.
An Interview With a Mink Farmer There are many factors to take into account when considering the ethics of raising animals for fur.
Mark Oaten, CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation Sets the Record Straight. The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive
A Book Review by Fur Commission USA