CEO: “No, We Don’t Skin Animals Alive for Fur”

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by Mark Oaten CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation, former Lib Dem MP The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive and the most recent attack came this weekend online in the Daily Mail. This time, enough is enough: it’s time to set the record straight. As the head of the fur industry’s trade […]

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U.S. Mink Manufacturers Eye Growing Chinese Demand for Fur

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Cold weather and enthusiastic Asian demand has U.S. mink fur producers hoping to cash in this season in China, the leading market, with status-conscious shoppers there buying up record numbers of fur coats. CCTV America’s Chris Casquejo reported this story from Seattle, Washington. With a major fur auction looming next month, U.S. mink farmers prepare […]

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Fur Sales are WAY, WAY Up This Fall

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The prominence of the fluffy stuff on the runways translated into some serious dollars this season. Fur has had an overwhelming resurgence on the runways over the past two seasons. For fall 2014, statement-making outerwear made from the fluffy stuff (both real and faux) caught our eye in all four cities: it was striped with […]

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The Fur Debate – Recycled

Should I wear that coat? Toss it away? Just sell it on eBay? Twenty years ago my answer would have been clear: I would have conducted a ritual burning of the mink while enveloped in a smug glow of political correctness. Read more….

U.S. Mink Manufacturers Eye Growing Chinese Demand for Fur

Cold weather and enthusiastic Asian demand has U.S. mink fur producers hoping to cash in this season in China, the leading market, with status-conscious shoppers there buying up record numbers of fur coats. CCTV America’s Chris Casquejo reported this story from Seattle, Washington. With a major fur auction looming next month, U.S. mink farmers prepare […]

Animal Fur Good for Preventing Childhood Asthma?

Okay, this research might make animal rights activists wince! Making babies sleep on animal fur in their first three months of infancy can potentially reduce the risk of asthma in childhood. According to a study finding, exposure to the microbial environment in animal skin and fur might act as a shield against asthma and allergies. […]

Key Reports

International Fur Federation Creates #FUR NOW, to Show the Modern Face of Fur

The International Fur Federation (IFF) has developed a global fashion campaign to communicate the modern face of fur and to break down stereotypes around what fur is and who wears it. The mainly digital push named #FURNOW, includes social media, blogger outreach, video, mobile and gifs designed with a view to go viral. The campaign […]

Animal Fur Good for Preventing Childhood Asthma?

Okay, this research might make animal rights activists wince! Making babies sleep on animal fur in their first three months of infancy can potentially reduce the risk of asthma in childhood. According to a study finding, exposure to the microbial environment in animal skin and fur might act as a shield against asthma and allergies. […]

Wisconsin leads the Nation in Mink Production

The USDA has released its mink production report for 2013 and once again Wisconsin leads the nation.  See the full report here for each year, going back to 1970

In the Media

CEO: “No, We Don’t Skin Animals Alive for Fur”

by Mark Oaten CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation, former Lib Dem MP The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive and the most recent attack came this weekend online in the Daily Mail. This time, enough is enough: it’s time to set the record straight. As the head of the fur industry’s trade […]

The Fur Debate – Recycled

Should I wear that coat? Toss it away? Just sell it on eBay? Twenty years ago my answer would have been clear: I would have conducted a ritual burning of the mink while enveloped in a smug glow of political correctness. Read more….

U.S. Mink Manufacturers Eye Growing Chinese Demand for Fur

Cold weather and enthusiastic Asian demand has U.S. mink fur producers hoping to cash in this season in China, the leading market, with status-conscious shoppers there buying up record numbers of fur coats. CCTV America’s Chris Casquejo reported this story from Seattle, Washington. With a major fur auction looming next month, U.S. mink farmers prepare […]

Perspectives

CEO: “No, We Don’t Skin Animals Alive for Fur”

by Mark Oaten CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation, former Lib Dem MP The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive and the most recent attack came this weekend online in the Daily Mail. This time, enough is enough: it’s time to set the record straight. As the head of the fur industry’s trade […]

The Fur Debate – Recycled

Should I wear that coat? Toss it away? Just sell it on eBay? Twenty years ago my answer would have been clear: I would have conducted a ritual burning of the mink while enveloped in a smug glow of political correctness. Read more….

Undercover Videos: Concerned Citizens or Shameless Self Promoters?

In this age of “shock imagery” being used to promote political agendas, it’s easy to paint an entire industry by the actions of a single actor. As the fur farming industry well knows, a suspect video produced in China almost 10 years ago, of an animal being horribly skinned alive, is still being used to […]

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