Fur-Bearing Animals

The fur trade tries very hard to disassociate us from the animals whose lives are taken for a product that nobody needs – but animals are not fabric! Each year the fur industry kills over 50 million animals for fashion and this doesn't even include rabbits.
Find out more about the victims of the fur trade.

Number of Animals to Make a Fur Coat:
12-15 lynx
10-15 wolves or coyotes
15-20 foxes
60-80 minks
27-30 racoons
10-12 beavers
60-100 squirrels

Cats and Dogs

Anyone who has a companion cat or dog knows what affectionate, intelligent, playful animals they can be. One of the dirtiest little secrets of the global fur industry is the brutal and...

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Raccoon Dog

Gentle, shy raccoons dogs are part of the canine family and so called because they resemble raccoons, but are not related to them. They mate for life, raising litters of...

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Muskrats are semi aquatic animals originally native to the US, but now also found in wetlands in parts of Europe and Asia...

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Gentle shy chinchillas are native to the Andes of South America. There were once three species of chinchillas, but since one was hunted to extinction for their fur now only two remain...

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Harp seals can be found in Canada, Norway, Russia and Greenland. The seals spend most of their lives in the water, particularly around the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, only returning to the ice to...

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Based on evidence from France and Germany, the first known members of the raccoon family lived in Europe about 25 million years ago. In the wild they are...

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Beavers are the second largest rodents in the world with females as large or larger than males of the same age, which is uncommon in mammals. Gentle beavers are known especially for...

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Mink are extremely intelligent animals which have outperformed cats, ferrets and skunks when they were tested on their ability to recognize objects and make object selections from memory. In the wild...

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Rabbits are gentle, curious and sensitive. They live in many areas around the world and in many varied climates, both naturally and from being introduced. These affectionate animals...

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There are 37 species of fox, with red and arctic foxes killed for their fur. Like mink, foxes are highly intelligent and also resourceful, earning a reputation as cunning and sly. A fox's bushy tail...

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Fur-Free Retailers

The Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to provide consumers accurate information about a retailer's fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping.

Learn about the Fur-Free Retailer Program

Design Against Fur

Design Against Fur is the campaign poster and animation contest with a conscience open to all students worldwide.

Learn all about the Design Against Fur Competition