Breaking News! San Francisco Officially Becomes The Largest City In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Fur! – World Animal News

By WAN –
March 20, 2018

San Francisco has officially become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale of fur.
The news follows a City Board of Supervisors meeting earlier today in which members voted unanimously to pass a measure that prohibits the sale of fur clothes, accessories and products in the city.
The ban, which goes into effect on January 1, 2019, even makes it difficult, if not obsolete, for residents to purchase fur online because items with fur will not be able to be delivered to any San Francisco address.
As per a late amendment, furriers and retailers are able to sell their current inventory until January 1, 2020.
Really? This important law should go into effect immediately.
“I hope that it inspires other cities and the country to take action. Certainly, we need better federal regulations on fur farming,” said Katy Tang, the supervisor who authored the measure told WRAL. “There’s no humane way to raise an animal to peel its skin off.”

According to the local CBS affiliate, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce claims that fur sales in the city are estimated at an annual $40 million.
While animal advocates are thrilled with this major victory, many retailers are frustrated at the impact the ban will have on them; some which are reported to already be “suffering.”
Similar bans have been already instituted in the California cities of West Hollywood and Berkeley.
Here’s to many more cities throughout the country and world following suit!

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Breaking! Dame Judi Dench & Ricky Gervais Among 31 British Celebs Advocating For A #FurFreeBritain; Sign Urgent Petition Today! – World Animal News


Breaking! Dame Judi Dench & Ricky Gervais Among 31 British Celebs Advocating For A #FurFreeBritain; Sign Urgent Petition Today! UK residents only
By Lauren Lewis –
March 13, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May received an urgent letter today urging her to introduce a U.K. ban on animal-fur imports.
Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais were among the 31 British celebrities to sign the letter which comes as a U.K. Government and Parliament petition nears its March 23rd deadline to garner the 100,000 signatures necessary to ensure a parliamentary debate on the U.K. fur trade.


Fur farming has been illegal in the U.K. since 2000, but since then Britain has imported hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fur from countries such as China and Poland, where animals are typically bred in appalling conditions on fur farms.
The stars signed the open letter to show their support for the #FurFreeBritain campaign run by a coalition of prominent animal charities including the Humane Society International U.K., the RSPCA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Four Paws, The Jane Goodall Institute U.K. and Open Cages among others.
“We are delighted that so many of the UK’s best-loved celebrities have spoken out in favor of a Fur-Free Britain. Their words echo the calls from the vast majority of the British public who want to see an end to animal fur being imported onto our shores,” Claire Bass, executive director of Humane Society International UK, said in a statement. “The UK banned fur farming almost two decades ago because of animal suffering, but we continue to import that same cruelty from other countries such as Canada, China, Poland, and the U.S., where the appalling suffering continues. We urge Theresa May and her government to put an end to this double standard.”

More than 100 million animals suffer each year for the global fur trade, most of them reared in terrible conditions on fur farms. Naturally, wide-ranging species such as raccoon dogs, minks and foxes are subjected to physical and psychological torment in small, barren cages for their entire lives before being killed by gassing or electrocution and then skinned. Wild animals caught for their fur, such as coyotes, fare little better as they languish in agony in cruel traps for hours or even days before being shot.

Although fur farming is outlawed in the U.K. and EU, regulations ban imports of fur from domesticated cats and dogs and from commercial seal hunts. Britain still imports and sells the fur of a variety of other species including: foxes, rabbits, minks, coyotes, raccoon dogs and chinchillas.
Despite opinion polls showing consistently high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species; on average, 80 percent of British citizens believe that it’s unacceptable to buy or sell animal fur in the U.K.
The #FurFreeBritain campaign is calling on the government to make the U.K. a fur-free zone by extending the existing ban on imports of cat, dog, and seal fur to all fur-bearing species.
Sign this important petition so that it can reach the 100,000 signatures needed.

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Petition: Burberry: Stop selling real fur just for fashion and profit! Pledge to Boycott Burberry until they stop selling fur for fashion!

Fur free Friday New York City November 24th


Caring Activists Against Fur works with the aim of creating awareness of a very sensitive, yet often unacknowledged, issue: the fur trade industry disregards everything but profit.

Innocent furry animals are slaughtered senselessly, often by people who showcase complete disregard and lack of respect for an animal’s life. Unfortunately, these creatures do not have a voice of their own and cannot speak to defend their right. This is why Caring Activists Against Fur works to educate, engage and spread the word about the horrors of the fur trade.

The battle against the fur industry still rages on!

Find out more about CAAF’s activities as well as info on the protest schedule and other media!

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NY/NJ 2017-18 Fur Protest Schedule!
You MUST check for weather-related changes and confirm everything is set & join facebook group: Caring Activists Against Fur or “NYC Animal Rights” or “FAUN” on

WHERE: Steven Corn Furs, 358 NJ Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ, 07652-2906.
WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 2017.
TIME: 1:00 ~ 2:30pm.

Sundays, Nov. 12 & 19th – The Fur Source – 3 West 57TH NYC – Sponsor: The Animals Battalion – “NYC Animal Rights” on for information.

FUR FREE FRIDAY 2017 (Nov. 24th)
Macys 151 West 34th St. NYC
​1:00 – 3:00pm (with march around Herald Square at 2:00)

Thank you to all activists who are speaking up for fur bearing animals! The battle against the fur industry still rages on….



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Stop Electrocuting and Skinning Foxes for “Luxury” Fur

Heart-wrenching footage appears to show foxes dangling in the air from one leg as they are electrocuted to death at a fur farm in Poland. Demand that these innocent animals be protected and fur farms banned.

Source: Stop Electrocuting and Skinning Foxes for “Luxury” Fur

Animal Defenders International : Fur : EXPOSED: The tragic short lives of foxes on a fur farm

EXPOSED: The tragic short lives of foxes on a fur farm

Posted: 26 September 2017. Updated: 27 September 2017
“A LIFETIME” is a new film about the brutal short lives of two foxes, brothers Borys and Eryk, born and killed on a Polish fur farm. Animal Defenders International (ADI) placed hidden cameras on the farm to capture this rare insight into an industry that kills more than 100 million animals a year.

Three arctic foxes are followed from birth on the Polish fur farm – ADI named them Borys, Eryk and Aleska. We see them nursed by their mother and Aleska taking her first halting steps as a tiny cub. Their world is a small wire cage. After a few weeks their mother is removed and we see the growing cubs explore their world and play together. As their coats change to the thick white fur that would protect them through the winter months, their days are numbered; their fur is a prized product.

At less than seven months of age, Boris and then Eryk are dragged from their cage. They have seen other foxes being killed outside their cage and there is nowhere to hide; desperate to avoid their fate, Borys, Eryk and Aleska try to run from the farmer. A terrified Aleska watches as her brothers are pulled from the cage by their tails, one at a time, hung up by a back leg, electrocuted and their bodies thrown on a cart to be skinned. Aleska is spared; she will breed next year’s foxes, her babies will be taken away from her and killed like her brothers.
This is the real cost of fur – when you buy fur, you buy cruelty.

Poland is the fourth largest producer of fox fur in the world – almost all is exported, with the United States being one of the biggest importers. ADI’s previous investigations of fur farms in Finland, the world’s largest producer of fox fur, have shown similar suffering and cruel deaths. The ADI team has also filmed inside farms in the United States and UK; although the UK has banned fur farming, it remains a major dealer, importing and exporting fur.
ADI’s findings reveal a cruel industry built on an image of beauty and luxury, desperately hiding the suffering of sensitive, intelligent, animals being farmed in filthy, intensive factory conditions or trapped for their fur.

Wild foxes are forced to live in small bare wire cages.

Excrement falls through the cages and piles up beneath them.

Animals farmed for their fur are denied their most natural behaviors, the chronic deprivation and extreme confinement causing both psychological and physical damage.

Babies are torn from their mothers at just a few weeks old.

The stark, filthy fur farm – a far cry from the complex, enriched wild habitat they deserve – takes a toll on their mental and physical health.

After only seven short months, baby foxes are dragged from cages by their tails, hung upside down and electrocuted in front of their families and other animals on the farm.

The animals are aware of what will happen to them and make desperate attempts to evade capture in the small cage and cling onto the mesh.

Animals not killed outright, despite industry claims, and are electrocuted a second time.

During ADI’s Polish investigation, one fox completely regained consciousness, ran away and found somewhere to hide. The fox was dragged from his hiding place and hung up again but desperately resisted the probe that he now knew, would kill him.

Worldwide every year over 110 million animals are killed on fur farms, with more than 16 million trapped in the wild for their fur. Over 15 million foxes are killed in a year, usually for trinkets, trims and accessories but up to 35 foxes can be used to make a fur coat.

Recently, products being sold as “fake” have been found to be real fur – perhaps unsurprising that an industry that treats animals as they do, would lie about it to fool the public into buying their cruel products.

Naturally shy and secretive animals, in the wild foxes have large territories, live in dens below ground in open country and eat a wide range of foods. Arctic foxes like Borys, Eryk and Aleska are nomadic, travelling many miles each day over the ice, enjoying the existence for which they evolved.

On the Polish farm ADI documented foxes with bent feet and overgrown claws, the result of a lifetime stood on a floor of wire mesh; individuals who suffered tail loss, caused by chewing due to stress; an animal with a weeping eye, swollen with pus, that was left untreated; young foxes attempting to play but restricted by the confines of their cage; animals chewing and pawing at their cages in a desire escape and to express themselves in their natural digging behaviors.

The full report is online here. Plus information on how to stop the fur trade.

Help end the cruel fur trade!

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Shut Fur-Ever Wild Down!

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Kristen Elliott
Saint Paul, MN

Sep 12, 2017 — At last night’s Eureka Township’s closed door meeting, Terri Petter asked to be able to retain ownership of 100 animals, 50 of which would be wolves.

Her offer was rejected by the Township.

She now has 21 days to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court can decline to hear the appeal.

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Urge Century 21 to Drop Fur | PETA

Support Country’s New Fur Ban

Czech Parliament has passed a bill that will ban fur farming by 2021. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate, but it is looking promising. Sign this petition and show your support of this new bill that would spare 20,000 lives annually from unnecessary pain and death.

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Stop Torturing Animals to Make Jackets and Hair Ties

Animals are being tortured and killed to make frivolous fur products for a major international retailer. Demand the company stop profiting off the bodies of dead animals.

Source: Stop Torturing Animals to Make Jackets and Hair Ties

Petition: Stop selling real fur labelled as ‘faux fur’ in the UK!, United Kingdom

Petition: Animal Abuser Ivanka Trump in the White House

Famous Designer Must Stop Using Fur

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.

Source: Famous Designer Must Stop Using Fur

Sia Asks Kanye West To Go Fur Free

The vegan musician goes on  Twitter to ask Kanye to drop  animal cruelty from his new fashion line

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Norway’s Seals Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

For the first time in centuries, not a single Norwegian boat is heading out to kill seals this winter.

Source: Norway’s Seals Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Demand Company Stop Supporting Cruel Fur Industry

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.

Source: Demand Company Stop Supporting Cruel Fur Industry

Trump Must Stop Selling Fur from Suffering Rabbits

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.

Source: Trump Must Stop Selling Fur from Suffering Rabbits

Urge Online Retailer Fab to Stop Selling Angora Wool

Urge online retailer Fab to stop selling cruelly produced angora wool!

Source: Urge Online Retailer Fab to Stop Selling Angora Wool

VICTORY! Kym Ellery Drops Fur

Fashion designer Kym Ellery has finally seen the light and joined the slew of designers who have pledged to drop fur from their collections.

Source: VICTORY! Kym Ellery Drops Fur

Hundreds of rare snow leopards illegally killed every year: study | Reuters



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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Stop Murdering Thousands of Chinchillas for Fashion

Protect the loving and fragile chinchilla from death for the sake of fashion.

Source: Stop Murdering Thousands of Chinchillas for Fashion

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Fur Sales On The Rise – Their Turn

Urge Officials to Charge Workers Who Slaughtered Fully Conscious Lambs in Argentina



Please take a moment to urge officials in Argentina to reconsider PETA’s evidence immediately and file appropriate charges against all culpable parties.

Source: Urge Officials to Charge Workers Who Slaughtered Fully Conscious Lambs in Argentina

Shut Down Cruel Wool Farms


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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