Join us in calling for a #FurFreeBritain!
The government ordered the last UK fur farm to close its doors back in 2003, but we’re now importing fur cruelty from overseas. The unnecessary suffering of animals for fur fashion is deplorable, whether the animal involved is a cat, a dog or a seal, whose fur is already banned from UK trade by EU regulations, or a coyote, a fox or a raccoon dog, whose fur is currently still allowed.
Opinion polls show continually high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species – more than 80% believe that it’s unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in this country. Brexit gives us an excellent opportunity to close our borders to the cruel, unnecessary, outdated fur trade, and lead the way as the world’s first fur-free nation!
Please sign our petition calling on government not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog and seal fur during Brexit negotiations, but also to extend that ban to cover all animals killed for their fur.
Recently I have been appalled by the way real fur seems to be creeping back to acceptability. Celebrities such as Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian parade around in mink coats and fans of TOWIE sport their bobble hats topped with racoon fur.
Sunday supplements regularly feature real fur on their fashion pages (most notably I’ve noticed the Sunday Times Style magazine) with fox fur handbags as well as key rings and handbag charms made from mink fur.
I think it’s so sad the way these poor animals’ fur is dyed in rainbow colours with wiggly eyes attached to try to make these trinkets look like “fun” little monsters in order to detract from what they actually are. Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in the wild, every fur coat, trinket, and bit of trim caused an animal tremendous suffering—and took away a life.
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison. More than half the fur in the U.S. comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur.
The Sunday Times is one of the nation’s favourite newspapers, it would be great to see them listen to their readers and stop supporting fur!