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.
December 9, 2015
Shocking video footage released by Humane Society International/UK revealed the horrific suffering of thousands of rabbits factory farmed and cruelly slaughtered in China, for fur trim sold in Britain’s shops.
November 25, 2015
Investigations by HSI/UK and the BBC’s consumer show Fake Britain expose how inadequate and misleading garment labelling is leaving consumers without clear information to tell real animal fur from fake.
September 8, 2015
HSI applauded the European Parliament for voting to strengthen the EU ban on trade in cruel commercial seal hunt products, finally seeing off years of legal challenges by Canada and Norway.
June 8, 2015
A bill introduced last week into the National Assembly would overhaul Quebec's approach to animal protection. Humane Society International/Canada welcomed the proposed law, Bill 54, and other changes aimed at improving animal welfare standards in Quebec.