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…

Fur Bans: Society Has Much More to Lose than Fashion

Far removed from urban activists, Jane Dragon makes hand and foot warmers outside her family home in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. The recent surge in anti-fur campaigning makes me feel angry, but also very sad. Angry, because most anti-fur rhetoric is so completely misinformed and malicious. Sad, because the public debate about fur is based…

Why Fur Is Back in Fashion

Animal skins are being embraced by designers amid a push to make the lives and deaths of captive creatures more humane.
During Milan Fashion Week, one of the major exhibitions for new collections, a woman wears a coat made of mink and fox. Many women who came to see the new collections were wearing fur.
Top models who once posed for ads with slogans like “We’d rather go naked than wear fur” have gone on to model fur.