Animals held on fur farms are often exploited, neglected and abused, but this hasn’t stopped a famous designer from continuing to use fur on its products. Sign this petition and demand that Michael Kors stop supporting the cruel fur trade and no longer use fur on its products.
The vegan musician goes on Twitter to ask Kanye to drop animal cruelty from his new fashion line
For the first time in centuries, not a single Norwegian boat is heading out to kill seals this winter.
Countless animals are tortured and killed for their fur every day. There are many cruelty-free materials available and this unnecessary torture should not go on any longer. Sign this petition and demand Dior stop using fur in its products.
Donald Trump’s daughter and close advisor, Ivanka, sells rabbit fur in her clothing collections despite a recent investigation reportedly showing rabbits tortured and skinned alive on fur farms. Urge the Trump family to stop animal abuse.
Urge online retailer Fab to stop selling cruelly produced angora wool!
Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report said on Friday.
Prices ranged up to $10,000 for the carcasses, prized for thick light-colored fur with dark spots, according to the study by TRAFFIC, an international network which monitors wildlife trade.
An estimated 221 to 450 snow leopards were killed annually since 2008 despite bans in 12 Asian nations where they live, it said. TRAFFIC said there were many uncertainties because the leopards live in inaccessible regions including the Himalayas.
About half were shot by farmers to protect goats, sheep and other livestock, with many carcasses then sold, it said. Others were targeted by poachers or trapped in snares meant to catch other animals such as deer.
Still, it said there were some successes in protecting the animals. Only one leopard skin was found on sale in the central Chinese city of Linxia in a 2011 survey, against 60 in 2007.
A Red List of endangered species estimates the global population of snow leopards at between 4,080 and 6,590. International trade in snow leopards has been banned since 1975.
Before that, according to TRAFFIC, one 1960s U.S. fur coat advertisement, for instance, said:
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“Untamed … the Snow Leopard, provocatively dangerous. A mankiller. Born free in the wild whiteness of the high Himalayas only to be snared as part of the captivating new fur collection”.
(Reporting By Alister Doyle)
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Protect the loving and fragile chinchilla from death for the sake of fashion.
Please take a moment to urge officials in Argentina to reconsider PETA’s evidence immediately and file appropriate charges against all culpable parties.
Sheep are being beaten, tortured, and killed at two major Chilean wool farms, according to a PETA investigation. Demand that these facilities are closed and that the sheep are transferred to sanctuaries.
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Selling shoes and accessories made with fur and angora wool makes DSW complicit in the torment of animals. Urge the retailer to stop immediately.
The United Kingdom’s Royal Guards, as part of their traditional uniforms, wear hats made from the pelts of black bears. Many of these bears suffer greatly when they are killed to be used for hats. Ask the UK Ministry of Defence to consider using high quality faux fur to replace cruelly-hunted black bear fur for their caps.
By: Alicia Graef
March 23, 2016
Success! Armani is Going Fur Free.
In a victory for animals and those who have been campaigning to get the fashion industry to ditch real fur, Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has announced that his company will no longer be using any in its products.
In partnership with the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of more than 40 international organizations, Armani said in a statement:
I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections. Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposal that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.
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The announcement, which means that the upcoming fall/winter 2016 collection will be fur free, follows years of campaigning by animal advocates who have called on the company to ditch fur.
More than 29,000 people signed the Care2 petition asking Armani to stop using rabbit fur.
The formal announcement has animal advocates celebrating the news that countless animals like rabbits, mink, foxes and raccoon dogs will be spared from being needlessly killed for nothing more than their fur.
Claire Bass, executive director of HSI/UK said the change is “probably the most powerful message yet that killing animals for their fur is never fashionable.”
While fur has long been seen as luxurious, animal advocates have continued to fight this industry and raise awareness about the true horrors behind fur products that are made from animals on fur farms, or those trapped in the wild, and they’ve had growing success.
Armani now joins a growing number of companies and designers who are ditching fur in favor of ethical alternatives, including Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, while countries around the world, including Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Croatia have acted to ban fur farming.
“Armani’s fur-free announcement makes it clear that designers and consumers can have creative freedom and luxury all without supporting animal cruelty. Mr. Armani has been a trendsetter in the fashion world for decades and this latest announcement is proof that compassion and innovation are the future of fashion,” said Joh Vinding, Chairman of the Fur Free Alliance.
You can find stores around the world that have committed not to sell fur at the Fur Free Alliance’s Fur Free Retailer program and show your support for making this an industry-wide change by joining the campaign to Make Fur History.
I always find it difficult to congratulate someone for stopping doing something that they shouldn’t have been doing in the first place.
A company offering Game of Thrones-themed tours continues to use real fur on the costumes it lends out to customers despite fur production being incredibly cruel. Urge this company to replace all real fur with cruelty-free alternatives.
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A popular cold weather clothing retailer uses fur and down for many of its products. Fur and down come from the bodies of tortured animals. Sign this petition and tell Canada Goose it is time to stop the needless suffering and to start using cruelty-free alternatives.
PETITION: A PETA U.S. eyewitness exposé revealed thousands of minks and scores of foxes were kept in rows of filthy, wire-floored cages until they were slaughtered—all so that their fur could be turned into coats and collars.
Fashion retailer BCBG Max Azria continues to sell angora and fur, despite the cruel methods of obtaining these products being widely documented. Urge this company to stop participating in animal abuse by dropping angora and fur from its collections immediately.