In the Media

‘Ethical Fur’ attracting new customers in UK

In the Media, News Aug 20, 2014

Hockley, a London-based retailer specialising in luxury fur, says anti-fur sentiment has waned as more ethical practices lure younger generations to their modern designs. He may forever attract outrage from paint-wielding animal rights campaigners, but the founder of a booming ‘ethical fur’ company has claimed the market for luxury pelts is getting bigger every year. […]

FBI Charge Two in Mink Farm Attack

In the Media, News Jul 10, 2014

Fur Commission USA Press Release July 10, 2014   Federal Authorities announced today the arrests of two California animal rights extremists for an attack last summer on an Illinois mink farm.   Kevin Johnson (Oliff) and Tyler Lang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts — conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with […]

Idaho Amicus Brief: Farm Protection Laws are about Conduct, not Speech

Featured Articles, In the Media, News Jun 12, 2014

Idaho agriculture has brought out a big gun to help get a challenge to the state’s so-called “ag-gag” law thrown out of federal court. In an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief, Idaho agricultural groups are asking the U.S. District Court in Boise to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the Gem State by a […]

PETA’s Most Outrageously Dishonest Ad Campaigns

In the Media, Perspectives Jun 03, 2014

The animal rights group has once again released a spurious ad linking milk to autism. It’s not the first time they’ve used pseudoscience to fear monger It appears PETA will do just about anything to save the animals, even if that means making things up. The advocacy group has managed to offend women, breast-feeders, Catholics, […]

Extreme animal-rights tactics erode support

In the Media, News, Perspectives May 23, 2014

  By JOSEPH PERKINS / Orange County Register Published: May 22, 2014 http://www.ocregister.com/articles/animal-615372-rights-activists.html “Demonstrate against Saks Fifth Avenue’s Summer Fur Promotion.” So exhorts an invitation by the Animal Protection and Rescue League, which plans to make a ruckus next month outside the store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Hopefully, Saks won’t be subject to […]

Netherlands Court Overturns Ban on Mink Farming

Featured Articles, In the Media, Key Reports, News May 22, 2014

Dutch News: Fur farmers celebrate as court throws out ban on mink farming Wednesday 21 May 2014   A court in The Hague on Wednesday overturned a new law to ban breeding animals for fur from 2024. The law will have a ‘serious financial impact’ on breeders and it is totally unclear if they will […]

The War on Meat Is Part of the War on Humans

In the Media, News, Perspectives May 05, 2014

Wesley J. Smith May 5, 2014 4:41 AM http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/377168/war-meat-part-war-humans-wesley-j-smith I don’t mind if people decide to go vegan or vegetarian. That’s a personal decision demonstrating our exceptionalism as human beings. What other species would forego natural and nutritious food to make a moral point? But the idea that most of us will give up meat […]

High School Ag Programs Flourish as Farms Dwindle

Featured Articles, In the Media, News May 03, 2014

By JIM SUHR AP Business Writer May 03, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) – High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows. The curriculums, taking hold as school budgets tighten and […]

Food Companies Unhappy with FDA Feed Proposal

In the Media, Key Reports, News Apr 16, 2014

By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH | Politico 4/16/14 12:05 AM EDT http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/fda-trash-food-recycling-105726.html#ixzz2zUQxHNLu Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale donuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year. By regularly diverting its waste in this way, the food industry prevents millions of tons of greenhouse gases from being […]

The Mink Industry is Important Market for Fish Waste

In the Media, News Nov 05, 2013

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 […]