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.
November 10, 2014
In response to news of a Quebec fur farmer facing charges of criminal animal cruelty and neglect, and media footage of minks and foxes suffering in squalid conditions on several other factory fur farms, HSI/Canada called for the Canadian government to ban fur farming.
October 2, 2014
Comments by HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle on a statement by Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the government would force the RCMP to revert to using hats made from muskrat fur.
October 1, 2014
HSI/Canada called on the Conservative Party to stop acting on behalf of fur industry lobbyists and cease interfering in Royal Canadian Mounted Police uniform decisions in light of Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq stating that the government would force the RCMP to revert to using hats made from muskrat fur for regular cold weather use.
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.