2015 USDA Report on Mink Production

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The 2015 Mink Production Report was just released this past July 24.  The report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, reveals that both domestic mink prices and production numbers are steadily rising. Production of pelts raised in 2014 for sale this year increased by 6 percent to 3.76 million pelts. The average price per pelt, at $57.70 […]

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Lagerfeld’s Fendi Haute Fourrure Show a Celebration of Fur

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Karl Lagerfeld celebrated 50 years with Fendi on July 8 by putting on an Haute Fourrure show, the first all-fur show in the history of the Paris Couture Shows. If further proof was needed that fur is now firmly embedded into mainstream fashion, this was it.

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Fur Trade Booming after swing from Fashion Faux Pas to Catwalk Favourite

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In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.

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FBI arrests Animal Rights Extremists for 2013 farm attacks

Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree; Defendants drove 40,000 miles to release thousands of mink from farms in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere SAN DIEGO – Animal-rights activists Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane were arrested by the FBI today and charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in […]

Fur seeks new look as traditional markets fade

“In fashion terms it’s never been stronger,” International Fur Trade Federation’s chief executive Mark Oaten said. “We have very high production levels and I expect those will remain very strong in Europe and America.” A stronger economy, cold winters and fashion show exposure have fueled sales on America’s east coast. Fur was featured in about […]

Fur Trade Booming after swing from Fashion Faux Pas to Catwalk Favourite

In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.

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FBI arrests Animal Rights Extremists for 2013 farm attacks

Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree; Defendants drove 40,000 miles to release thousands of mink from farms in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere SAN DIEGO – Animal-rights activists Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane were arrested by the FBI today and charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in […]

2015 USDA Report on Mink Production

The 2015 Mink Production Report was just released this past July 24.  The report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, reveals that both domestic mink prices and production numbers are steadily rising. Production of pelts raised in 2014 for sale this year increased by 6 percent to 3.76 million pelts. The average price per pelt, at $57.70 […]

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 […]

In the Media

FBI arrests Animal Rights Extremists for 2013 farm attacks

Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree; Defendants drove 40,000 miles to release thousands of mink from farms in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere SAN DIEGO – Animal-rights activists Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane were arrested by the FBI today and charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in […]

Lagerfeld’s Fendi Haute Fourrure Show a Celebration of Fur

Karl Lagerfeld celebrated 50 years with Fendi on July 8 by putting on an Haute Fourrure show, the first all-fur show in the history of the Paris Couture Shows. If further proof was needed that fur is now firmly embedded into mainstream fashion, this was it.

Fur seeks new look as traditional markets fade

“In fashion terms it’s never been stronger,” International Fur Trade Federation’s chief executive Mark Oaten said. “We have very high production levels and I expect those will remain very strong in Europe and America.” A stronger economy, cold winters and fashion show exposure have fueled sales on America’s east coast. Fur was featured in about […]

Perspectives

Meat eaters shouldn’t throw rocks at fur wearers

Those who eschew fur and eat meat might be inclined to say the latter is more functional, since it provides a useful source of protein. They ignore the fact that fur provides a useful source of warmth. And it has some real advantages even over well-made fakes: It’s much better at absorbing moisture, say scientists, […]

No Patience or Respect for Humane Society’s Tenacity

“Never mind ethics. Never mind integrity. Never mind fair play. Never mind the public will. Winning is all that counts, so spend money willfully and wear down the opposition. Bury it with piles of greenbacks! Buy a victory. To hell with what the people want. Impose your values on those who don’t see it your […]

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 […]

Farming

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Welfare

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