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.
January 6, 2017
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has banned the import of skins of reptiles, mink, fox and chinchillas into India.
January 4, 2017
The UK imports fur from countries whose fur farm conditions are as bad, or worse, than those we outlawed domestically. Where is all this imported fur going?
October 5, 2016
HSI/Canada urges Liberal government to strengthen animal welfare provisions following defeat of bill
HSI applauded Canadian MPs who voted for a bill to strengthen the animal welfare provisions in the Criminal Code. While the bill was narrowly defeated, the high level of political and public support for the initiative sent a strong message to the Liberal government that urgent action is needed.
May 9, 2016
HSI/Canada applauded Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith for moving Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, which seeks to make common sense improvements to the animal cruelty section of the Canadian Criminal Code.