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 18, 2012
HSI applauded the Dutch Senate for passing historic legislation that will ban the farming of mink for fur in the Netherlands starting in 2024. The Netherlands is currently the third largest mink producer in the world.
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.
March 22, 2012
HSI/UK Condemns Canada For Setting 400,000 Seal Slaughter Quota Despite Cruelty and Climate Change Threats
HSI/UK condemned the reckless 2012 commercial seal hunt quota set by the Canadian government to permit the slaughter of 400,000 harp seals.
October 24, 2011
The winners of the 2011 European & International round of the Design Against Fur competition, a contest which encourages students to use their creative talents to produce a thought-provoking poster delivering a compelling message about the cruelty of animal fur, have been announced at an art exhibition in Ghent, Belgium.