The fur industry wouldn’t be caught dead showing the cruelty behind its hottest collections of fur-bearing fashions. From fur factory farming to trapping, the reality is simple: Fur is beautiful on animals, not on people.
Animals raised for fur spend short, miserable lives in small wire cages, only to be gassed or electrocuted when their pelts are at their prime. In the wild, traps inflict great pain and anguish, both to the target animals and to unintended victims such as pets and endangered species.
HSI is working to ban fur factory farms, end the use of brutal leghold traps, stop the commercial hunting of seals for fur, and improve fur labeling laws. Join us by supporting fur-free designers and help put the business of cruelty to animals out of fashion.
August 14, 2014
Wildlife experts, veterinarians, the Montreal SPCA and HSI/Canada urged Quebec authorities to immediately seize foxes found in distress on a fur farm north of Montreal.
August 14, 2014
Le gouvernement du Québec refuse de secourir des renards en détresse élevés dans une ferme d’animaux à fourrure
Les autorités du ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec refusent de secourir environ 80 renards roux en détresse élevés dans une ferme d’animaux à fourrure en Montérégie.
April 16, 2014
The European Parliament approved a first reading agreement on an EU invasive species Regulation on that included many of HSI's animal welfare recommendations, but also a potential loophole for American mink.
December 18, 2012
HSI/Canada applauded the Dutch Senate for passing historic legislation to ban the farming of mink for fur in the Netherlands starting in 2024.