Natural Fur: Facts Not Fiction

Following a year of proposed fur bans, industry stakeholders speak out, sharing their perspective on a sensitive issue. By WWD Studios on February 11, 2020 Last year, animal rights activists were successful in California with the passage of AB44, which takes effect in 2023 and makes it illegal to manufacture, sell (or attempt to sell), display, trade,…

Sweden rejects ban on fur farming with reference to scientific facts

Jan 15 2020 – There is no scientific foundation for claiming poor animal welfare in the Swedish mink production, and Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilsson has consequently rejected a ban on fur farming in Sweden. In a debate in the Swedish parliament today the Minister referred to the scientific recommendations of the Swedish Board…

Opposition to California Fur Retail Ban Gaining Momentum

The growing opposition to Assembly Bill 44, which proposes a statewide fur retail ban in California, has taken longer than it should have for a simple reason: no one who farms and sells furs expected the state legislature to seriously try to target their centuries-old craft for elimination – certainly not businesses that legally operate,…

Film Denouncing Fur Deemed ‘Staged’ by IFF Investigators

According to a statement by the two Chinese fur skinners who appeared in the video, two unidentified anti-fur investigators approached the men and offered them lunch (or money to buy lunch) if they skinned an animal alive. The skinners complied, but later regretted the horrific act.

First fur, now wool?

The war on animal products is bad for conservation and bad for the poor. Whether it is silk, cashmere, leather or fur, animal-derived fashion products are increasingly coming under fire from activist groups. Campaigns to ban fur have transformed into a broader movement against all animal-derived products. The animal-rights organisation, PETA (People for the Ethical…

Loos and animal rights activist Hsiung face off on Facebook Live

Direct Action Everywhere founder Wayne Hsiung is often in the headlines for his group’s radical protests, including an April 2018 arrest at a Boulder, Colo., Whole Foods store and an array of other arrests resulting in charges. Hsiung also made headlines when he and an estimated 400 protesters illegally entered a Petaluma, Calif., poultry farm…