IFTF: Global Retail Sales Increase by $600 Million

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From The Sandy Parker Report of May 13, 2013 World retail sales of fur products edged up to $15.6 billion in 2011/12, an increase of almost $600 million over the previous year, according to the International Fur Trade Federation.  The new total represents a 44% increase over the past decade, the IFTF calculates, and has […]

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Unsustained Sustainability: The Road to Fashion Green Remains Less Traveled

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Fur is organic and biodegradable. By demonizing the use of fur, PETA has inadvertently become a promoter of the highly-pollutant synthetic materials used in faux fur, a material eventually destined for landfills.

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Fur Transcends Trend Status and Gets the Support of Major Fashion Voices

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Tuesday April 3, 2012 (West Hollywood, CA) — Not just your garden variety “here today gone tomorrow” disposable trend, fur is once again crowned as the MUST HAVE item for fall/winter 2012-13 for both women and men.   Hailed for its warmth, comfort, durability, and versatility; the praises of fur, and its many innovative applications, […]

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The Mink Industry is Important Market for Fish Waste

In Norway, farmed fur animal producers purchase almost 50,000 tonnes of waste from fish poultry and meat production. In the report Seafood 2025 – How to Create the World’s Wild Fish Industry, which was published in March this year by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Association (FHL), it is stated that the fishing fleet dumps 35 per […]

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Animal rights extremists have been attacking family mink farms all over North America recently.  These attacks, besides being cruel and traumatic to the animals, are federal crimes and fall under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.  Hundreds of animals have now suffered and painfully died due to these assaults on hard working families and their farms.  […]

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Farmers need to be vigilant, officials say

Third a three-part series by Dennis Magee. WATERLOO, Iowa — Those familiar with the tactics of hard-core animal rights activists suggest farmers with livestock plan ahead for potential trouble, accepting that isolation in rural Iowa does not provide perfect protection.  In fact, remote locations work in favor of extremists bent on criminal mischief or worse. Read […]

Key Reports

IFTF: Global Retail Sales Increase by $600 Million

From The Sandy Parker Report of May 13, 2013 World retail sales of fur products edged up to $15.6 billion in 2011/12, an increase of almost $600 million over the previous year, according to the International Fur Trade Federation.  The new total represents a 44% increase over the past decade, the IFTF calculates, and has […]

Season’s First North American Sale Brings More Record Prices.

Mink prices soared to historic heights at the season’s first North American sale in Toronto, in what was described as the biggest mink offering in North American history. Chinese and Russian buyers spearheaded the demand, in order to satisfy the still-growing appetites of people back home.  The February sale at North American Fur Auctions attracted […]

Sandy Parker Report: Chinese Buyers Dominate at Year’s First Auction

Sandy Parker Reports Volume 36, Issue 46 February 11, 2013 As expected, mink prices resumed their upward movement as the new auction season got into full swing at Kopenhagen Fur last week amid signs the trend is likely to continue at the sales elsewhere in the weeks ahead. Hong Kong/China, to no one’s surprise and […]

In the Media

The Mink Industry is Important Market for Fish Waste

In Norway, farmed fur animal producers purchase almost 50,000 tonnes of waste from fish poultry and meat production. In the report Seafood 2025 – How to Create the World’s Wild Fish Industry, which was published in March this year by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Association (FHL), it is stated that the fishing fleet dumps 35 per […]

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Farmers need to be vigilant, officials say

Third a three-part series by Dennis Magee. WATERLOO, Iowa — Those familiar with the tactics of hard-core animal rights activists suggest farmers with livestock plan ahead for potential trouble, accepting that isolation in rural Iowa does not provide perfect protection.  In fact, remote locations work in favor of extremists bent on criminal mischief or worse. Read […]

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa’s history with animal rights activists goes back decades

Second in a three-part series by Dennis Magee WATERLOO. Iowa — Because of an incident in November 2004 at the University of Iowa, state law enforcement officials became acquainted with a figure familiar within the extreme animal rights community. Read more….

Perspectives

Mink Raid Tests Reporter’s Ability to See Both Sides

Twin Falls Times News On Assignment By Mychel Matthews    I must admit, some stories test my ability to see both sides of an issue. But as a news reporter, I have to remain neutral — I have to keep my articles balanced and fair, as they say. Recently, a mink farm near Burley was raided […]

Seasonal Reading from the FCUSA Archives

Ho, ho, ho! Plastic Santas? A seasonal look at “Evolutionary Fur” – guaranteed 100% unnatural! By Teresa Platt, Executive Director, FCUSA (April 1998 – May 2011). (November 1998) Have yourself a furry little Christmas! By Jane Chastain for WorldNetDaily. (December 2005) The view from a Utah mink ranch. By John Adkins Jr., Black Willow Mink. (November 2005) © […]

Fur Farming Myth vs. FACT

Animal rights zealots continue to make sensational accusations against the fur industry to attract media attention and solicit donations for their various campaigns and organizations. Their goal is to destroy the livelihoods and reputations of hundreds of family farmers, along with the supporting businesses; but their claims have no basis in fact.  In reality, their sensational […]

Farming

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Welfare

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Education

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