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Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry

Animal Justice January 1, 2019

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 hours or days before being brutally killed by the trapper Animals killed in snares often suffer slow and painful deaths by strangulation.

While the sheer number of animals affected by the fur industry is heartbreaking, 2018 was a landmark year for animals used for fur. Take a look at some of the legal and social achievements for these animals, and be inspired to believe that the days of the cruel fur industry are only getting shorter and shorter.

 

Legal victories

2018 was incredible year filled with legal victories to combat fur industry cruelty. In January, Norway— once the world’s largest producer of fox pelts—banned fur farms, with the new law going into effect in 2025.

Major American cities are also leading the way in banning fur sales. San Francisco enacted a ban in March 2018, joining other California cities Berkley and West Hollywood. Los Angeles is in the final stages of introducing a fur ban, too, and historic legislation has now been introduced in California that would usher in a state-wide fur ban.

Luxembourg banned fur farms in June 2018, with the legislation having taken effect in October of this year. In July, a new Belgian law banned fur farms in the country, including a five-year transition period. And now, lawmakers in Amsterdam and the UK are considering introducing legislation to ban the sale of fur as well.

Canada has seen legal progress, too. The first known animal cruelty charges against an Ontario fur farm were laid in May 2018, sending a signal that fur farm cruelty isn’t above the law.

2019 is off to a great start as well, with a fur farm ban in Serbia going into effect after a 10-year transition period!

Fur-free fashion revolution

Meanwhile, there has been an unstoppable domino effect of major fashion labels vowing to never again use fur in future collections.

In 2018, these fashion houses banned fur: Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Maison Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan / DKNY, Versace, Chanel, Coach, Belstaff, John Galliano, and Furla.

Ultra-famous pop culture and style icon Kim Kardashian announced in 2018 that she would go fur-free. Given her incredible influence, this move was an incredible signal that cruelty in fashion is no longer acceptable.

London Fashion Week was officially fur-free this year. This iconic event was the first major fashion week in the world to ban real fur from the runway. London Fashion Week was previously targeted by animal advocates and compassionate citizens for promoting animal cruelty. The event’s groundbreaking shift points to the fact that animal advocacy works!

 

Times are changing

The fur industry has been historically secretive about its horrific processes. But thanks to countless exposés, and the age of social media, society is waking up and gaining awareness of the cruelty of the fur industry.

And while many brands are making the compassionate switch to animal-free materials, some have been refusing to change.

Canada Goose as an example, still peddles parkas made with suffering, filled with down and trimmed with the fur of tortured coyotes.

But as consumer attitudes continue to change, fur losses its social acceptance, and legal victories for animals continue to be won, the brands that continue to torture animals for the sake of fashion will be forced to change their ways—or become irrelevant to an increasingly compassionate body of consumers.

 

 

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Horrific Dog Killing Prompts Renewed Calls for PEI Trapping Ban

Animal Justice December 22, 2016

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is renewing its call for the PEI government to restrict or even ban the cruel practice of trapping. The call comes after the West Prince Graphic reported on the heartbreaking death of a dog named Cooper, who was killed in a beaver trap set on public land. Cooper’s guardian, Lynda Fortin, tried desperately to free him from the trap but she was unable to pry it open, and Cooper died in her arms.

Companion animals are at constant risk of being killed and injured in these killing devices, in part because provincial regulations are weak and heavily biased in favour of trappers. Traps can legally be set on Crown land in PEI, even though the provincial government encourages the public to hike on public land and bring their dogs along. Like Cooper, a dog named Caper was killed last year in a baited snare set near a provincial trail.

PEI also allows traps to be set as near to residential homes as trappers wish, while snares can be set a mere 200 metres away. Trappers are under no obligation to report the location of their traps and snares, leaving pets at constant risk of being killed and injured, and leaving owners in constant fear.

Animal Justice met with Environment Minister Robert Mitchell last February to ask the province to restrict or even ban cruel trapping devices, including a ban on trapping on public land. The Minister and his officials indicated he would consider restricting trapping on public lands, but so far has failed to outlaw the dangerous devices.

“Cooper’s tragic yet preventable death is the latest in a long string of companion animals being viciously killed and injured by traps and snares in PEI,” said Camille Labchuk, lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice. “Fur trapping is an incredibly violent practice, with animals often suffering excruciating pain before they die. It’s completely unacceptable that animals in PEI are at constant risk of dying simply because special interest groups are able to secretly place these dangerous traps in public places.”

Trapping is a niche activity carried out by fewer and fewer people every year. In 2015 there were only 155 registered adult trappers, representing less than 0.001 percent of the provincial population.

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To learn more about the cruelty of the fur industry, click here.

For more information, contact:

Camille Labchuk
Executive Director
camille@animaljustice.ca

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Escaping into the Wild: A History of Canada’s Fur Trade

Animal Justice June 24, 2014

For many, when we reflect on Canada’s history and the economic value provided by the fur trade, we think of French Canadian voyageurs, The Hudson’s Bay Company and inevitably, Canada’s national symbol, Castor Canadensis, the beaver.[i] Largely unconsidered and perhaps seemingly unrelated, is the story of the nutria – a beaver look-a-like, introduced to be bred in captivity for… Read more » Animal Justice

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