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 VINSON VIEW Quality maniac and master shopper Nick Vinson on the who, what, when, where and why. Last January, I posted two images on Instagram a day apart, and was perplexed by the comments I received. One image was of a 1970s fox fur bolero, the other a shearling blanket. Followers who detested the…
The global fur trade is launching a campaign that highlights sustainable high quality real fur versus manufactured plastic furs utilizing synthetic fibers made from petrochemicals. The new global campaign declares, “There’s no Reason to Fake it with Fur”. A small vocal minority composed of activist groups are pushing fake fur as an ethical choice for…
“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.”
Fish Waste Is Going to Waste In Norway, farmed fur animal producers purchase almost 50,000 tons of waste from fish poultry and meat production.
Modern Agriculture Programs Go Beyond the Farm High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.
Food Industry Prevents Greenhouse Gases Food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.
Renewable Energy Project The Municipality of the District of Digby (Nova Scotia, Canada) is one step closer to making electricity and money from mink manure.
Regulations Protect the Environment While Supporting Jobs and Exports New regulations introduced by the provincial government will ensure that lakes and watercourses are protected
Should Santa Wear Fur or Faux? HO, HO, HO! SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN. But this year, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and fashion designer Oleg Cassini (inventor of the talking watch), Santa will abandon his fur-trimmed wool garments.