In the Media

FBI arrests Animal Rights Extremists for 2013 farm attacks

In the Media, Key Reports, News Jul 28, 2015

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

Featured Articles, In the Media Jul 09, 2015

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 the Media, News May 29, 2015

“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 […]

Meat eaters shouldn’t throw rocks at fur wearers

In the Media, Perspectives May 26, 2015

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, […]

Fur: Has a new generation shrugged off the old stigma?

In the Media Apr 01, 2015

The Telegraph (UK) New statistics from the International Fur Federation suggest a once-reviled industry is thriving. Hannah Betts explores the changing social attitudes to fur. By Hannah Betts 27 Mar 2015 The fur industry, a phrase that used to have to be uttered sotto voce, has released figures to demonstrate that, far from being an object […]

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

Featured Articles, In the Media, News Mar 26, 2015

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.

No Patience or Respect for Humane Society’s Tenacity

In the Media, Perspectives Mar 23, 2015

“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 […]

Caring for Mink in Third Generation

In the Media, News Mar 05, 2015

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wisconsin – Bob Zimbal, president of Zimbal Minkery in Sheboygan Falls, believes in producing the highest-quality mink pelts. That’s why he invests so much time into caring for his mink, and why he has learned to be environmentally friendly. “A healthy mink starts with a healthy diet, and in Wisconsin, we’re fortunate enough […]

Despite PETA’s Best Efforts, Fur Is Back in Fashion

In the Media, News Mar 05, 2015

In the year 2000, there were only 41 designers using fur in ready-to-wear. The teeny numbers are largely thanks to the efforts of groups like PETA in shifting popular opinion about fur in the 90s. Today, however, there are over 500. From New York to Milan, and from the catwalk to the crowd, it’s hard […]

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

Featured Articles, In the Media, Perspectives Feb 21, 2015

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 […]