The Danish government has controversially culled millions of mink from farms after a mutated strain of coronavirus was detected in the animals. The cull has now been paused after authorities questioned the legality of such a drastic action. Now, in the US, anti-fur activists are seizing on this tragedy to once again call for unnecessary…
Who says video doesn’t lie? Animal rights activists have been using an old video from China that supposedly shows inhumane treatment (“skinning alive”) of animals used for fur. We found the men in the video and we now know it was staged. They were paid to abuse an animal. This video was put on YouTube…
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…
The animal rights movement of today is quickly moving in the direction of a radical theocracy. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) by Will Coggin Earlier this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to move forward with a potential ban on the sale and manufacturing of any products using natural fur. The move follows pressure from animal…
WEST HANTS, N.S. — Mink farmers from across the province are pleased with the result of the inaugural Nova Scotia Mink Farmers for Warmth campaign. More than 500 items of winter clothing were collected and distributed throughout Hants County and the Digby to Yarmouth region.”It did better than we expected,” said Brian Huntley, of Burlington…
With Chicago-area temperatures in the single digits or teens through the first week of the new year, every effort to preserve warmth counts. Much has been written about the long, black puffy coat and anything made by Canada Goose, but what of the fur-lined hood — is it warmer than a traditional hood?
Turns out history and science have an answer. And it’s yes.
The search for beautiful furs played a key role in North American history, but did you know that the fur trade is still important?
Today there are more than 200,000 licensed trappers across the United States.
These trappers are our eyes and ears on the land helping to keep wildlife in balance with available habitat.
Trapping is carefully regulated to ensure we use only part of the surplus that nature produces.
Only abundant fur bearers are used.
Never endangered species
Watch the video to learn more!
If an organization truly cared about the health and welfare of animals, one would imagine they would be pretty big supporters of veterinarians, right?
“It occurred to me that in the U.S., there is a sort of taboo concerning fur. Ironically, many of the girls at this school walk around with lamb carcasses wrapped around their feet, yet somehow it’s not okay for me to drape dead chinchillas around my neck.”
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.