Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry

For years, animal advocates have been fighting to shut down the horrific fur industry. It’s been a long, hard battle, but major victories in 2018 for fur-bearing animals have proven that times are finally changing!

Over four million animals are killed for their fur in Canada every year, with global estimates reaching into the hundreds of millions. Most of these animals were confined on fur farms, where they spend their entire lives in small cages, and suffer both physically and mentally. Caged animals are known to cannibalize their cage-mates, exhibit stereotypic behaviours—indicative of mental distress, and self-mutilate due to the stress of confinement.

Animals are also trapped in the wild with extremely painful traps and snares. For example, leg-hold traps have been banned in 90 countries, but this bone-crushing device continues to be legally used in Canada. Animals caught in leg-hold traps are known to chew off their own limbs to escape, and can wait for ho…

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These Eight Cruelty-Free Canadian Coats Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Winter’s coming to Canada! Temperatures are plummeting, and many of us are scrambling to buy a new winter coat in preparation for the deep freeze that lies ahead. Tragically, some jacket and parka brands still use down fill for insulation, wool for fabric, and fur for decoration. For every animal-based parka purchased, an estimated 12 – 15 animals lose their lives.

Animals killed and skinned for their fur suffer miserable deprivation on fur farms, and are ripped from their families in the wild by cruel traps and snares. Legal killing methods in Canada include gassing, electrocution, drowning, crush traps, strangulation, and head bashing.

Meanwhile, abuse runs rampant in the down industry, with recent undercover footage shot in Canada showing sensitive geese brutalized before having their throats slit open.

What’s a compassionate consumer to do? If you’re in the market for an animal-friendly winter coat, look no further than the C…

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