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…
Faux Fur is Everywhere You Look Are You Wearing Fake Fur and Feeling Just a Tiny Bit Smug? Celebrity designer and animal rights devotee Stella McCartney drapes it over her catwalk models, while Jude Law’s girlfriend, actress Sienna Miller, wears it to walk the dogs. When TV star Jennifer Ellison was spotted in a wonderful powder…
Students attending School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies (SAGES) in Fox Lake can rattle off at least a dozen commodities in which the Badger state ranks No. 1 including cranberries, mink pelts and milk goats.
Now in its fourth year, the Fox Lake-based charter school has set aside a day during National Ag Week to give students in grades 4K through 8 an up close look at a diverse cross section of the state’s agriculture industry thanks to a host of presenters representing the diverse face of agriculture.
Presentations this year centered around the theme “Agriculture: How we rank #1 in the Nation”. Students rotated among seven stations that promoted hands-on exploration of Wisconsin commodities including cranberries, cheese, beets for processing, cabbage for sauerkraut, milk goats, mink and ginseng.
In the summer and fall of 2013, two California animal rights extremists traveled over 40,000 miles across the country attacking mink farms. By the end of their crime spree, over 5,000 domesticated mink had been removed from their pens to suffer and die by starvation and dehydration; by predators or on roadways.
How to SuCCeeD! Prior to selling a mink crop, an auction house will subject pelts to close scrutiny and sort them into groups, or bundles, of the same quality. For a farmer to do well during grading, he must focus on four points all year long: Size, Color, Coverage and Density.
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.
Fur Market Continues to Show Growth The economies of developed nations – all of them important markets for fur – have been in turmoil since the global recession began in 2008. One of the two biggest markets, Russia, is struggling to achieve meaningful growth, while the Japanese market is saddled with the enormous cost of…
Fur Farming in Europe: World Center of Farmed Fur Production