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Retailers who do not use fur

21 November 2017

The following retailers do not use real fur. If you know of any others, please contact us here. If you do see fur on sale (see here for a list of retailers who use real fur), you can use our...

Retailers who use fur

21 November 2017

The following retailers are known to use real fur. If you see fur on sale, you can use our helpful sample letter to urge retailers to stop using and selling it. Let us know if you receive a...

Celebrities say no to fur!

16 November 2017

ADI is working to end the cruel fur trade, with the help of our wonderful celebrity supporters. Worldwide more than 110 million animals are farmed for their fur each year. Denied their most natural behaviours,...

Stop the fur trade!

16 November 2017

Worldwide every year over 110 million animals are killed on fur farms, with more than 16 million trapped in the wild for their fur. Animals farmed for their fur are denied their most natural behaviours,...

Tragedy of the fox who almost got away.

4 October 2017

Comedian Ricky Gervais backs anti-fur campaign as Animal Defenders International (ADI) release undercover footage of fox on fur farm recovering after electrocution and trying to escape. A fox...

EXPOSED: The tragic short lives of foxes on a fur farm

26 September 2017

“A LIFETIME” is a new film about the brutal short lives of two foxes, brothers Borys and Eryk, born and killed on a Polish fur farm. Animal Defenders International (ADI) placed hidden...

A Lifetime: Living and dying on a fur farm

26 September 2017

Over two years, from 2014 to 2016, ADI recorded operations at a fur farm in Poland, documenting the life experiences of foxes farmed for their fur. The animals live in cramped, barren wire mesh cages with...

A Lifetime: Living and dying on a fur farm

25 September 2017

Over two years, from 2014 to 2016, ADI recorded operations at a fur farm in Poland, documenting the life experiences of foxes farmed for their fur. The animals live in cramped, barren wire mesh cages with...

A Lifetime: Psychological health

25 September 2017

The severely restricted space and barren environment of the fur farm, with nothing of interest and no opportunity to perform normal behaviours, results in abnormal, repetitive movements such as circling,...

A Lifetime: Physical health

25 September 2017

Excessive confinement and selective breeding on fur farms cause animals physical health problems. To create bigger pelts foxes have been selectively bred and fed high fat diets, causing their size to almost...

A Lifetime: Killing

25 September 2017

Electrocution is a common killing method for foxes, as well as raccoon dogs, and restraint devices like neck tongs and nose clips are commonly used. Animals die from heart attack and loss of brain function....

A Lifetime: Fur products

25 September 2017

The majority of the public is against the wearing of fur on ethical grounds. Opinion polls have found that 57% of people in the US are against fur farming , as are the majority of citizens polled across...

A Lifetime: The industry

25 September 2017

Worldwide, 85% of animals used for fur are farmed in intensive, factory conditions with the remaining 15% trapped in the wild, caught in indiscriminate snares or traps. Many species are killed for their...

A Lifetime: Fur regulations and welfare accreditation

25 September 2017

Regulations for the protection of farmed animals in the EU set out requirements for the prevention of illness, injury and poor health, appropriate feeding, watering and housing as well as provisions to...

A Lifetime: Conclusions/recommendations

25 September 2017

Animals farmed for their fur are denied their most natural behaviours and live in bare wire mesh cages until their deaths. In comparison to the richness of the natural lives of these emotional, intelligent...

A Lifetime: 5 fur farming facts

25 September 2017

1. Animals farmed for their fur suffer a life of mental and physical pain caused by cramped, inadequate housing and a cruel, merciless death – intelligent, feeling beings like family dogs and cats,...

Bloody Harvest: The real cost of fur - investigation video

5 September 2017

Over seven months, 30 fur farms, seven hours of footage and one and a half thousand photographs, Animal Defenders International investigated a random sample of Finnish fur farms. This investigation exposes...

Speak out against the fur trade!

5 September 2017

With our helpful sample letters you can speak out against the fur trade and urge fashion designers, high street stores and vintage / charity shops to stop using or selling fur, call on fashion magazines...

Million dollar advertising promo for fur to feature in consumer magazines

25 October 2012

The International Fur Trade Federation – headed up by disgraced former MP Mark Oaten – is to run an advertising campaign exceeding a million dollars during November 2012 in a number of fashion and lifestyle...

Bill to end the sale of fur in Israel introduced

3 September 2012

A bill which would prohibit the sale of fur in Israel has been introduced in the Knesset. As it progresses through the Israeli parliament, the bill will now need to be approved by the Ministers’ committee...

Fur: the facts

26 April 2012

For the facts on fur, please read our quick guide to frequently asked questions, below. You can also read our report and video from our investigation, Bloody Harvest: the real cost of fur. Read the...

Bloody Harvest – the real cost of fur

26 April 2012

A study of the intensive fur industry, exposing the terrible suffering inside Finnish fur farms ADI’s undercover report and video on the fur industry entitled ‘Bloody Harvest – the real cost of fur’...

Swiss TV debate features ADI fur exposé

10 April 2010

ADI's undercover footage of suffering in Finnish fur farms continues to stimulate debate, as a national TV station in Switzerland recently aired a programme dedicated to the issue of fur farming. The...

Israel fur ban delayed amid pro-fur lobby scaremongering

19 March 2010

A bill which  has received  unanimous support from Isreali politicians during its  first reading, and which according to a nationwide poll is backed by 79% of the Israeli public, has had its final...

Shamed fur farms lose association certificates

11 March 2010

Inspections following ADI exposé confirm industry failings. Three of the farms recently exposed in ADI’s Bloody Harvest – the real cost of fur investigation have been punished by the Finnish...

Fur farming exposed at Paris Fashion Week 2010

4 March 2010

Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Fourrure Torture host screening of shocking undercover investigation Where: Centre de Conférences Edouard VII (Salle Melbourne) – 23, Square Edouard VII –...

Fur Stop campaign launched in Milan

26 February 2010

‘Bloody Harvest – the real cost of fur’ video screened during Milan Fashion Week. In the midst of Milan Fashion Week, On Friday 26th February, ADI launched their Fur Stop campaign, screening...

Fur Stop campaign launched at Finnish Parliament

22 February 2010

On Friday 18th February, ADI presented the “Bloody Harvest: the real cost of fur” video and the main findings of the accompanying...

Finland, the world’s largest fox fur producer, called on to ban fur farming

18 February 2010

A new undercover report and video on the fur industry entitled ‘Bloody Harvest – the real cost of fur’ has been released today revealing horrific conditions...

Fur Stop: launch in Helsinki & London

18 February 2010

Animal Defenders International today launched a major campaign on the use of animals for the fur industry. Following the successful campaign launch with campaign partners Oikeutta Eläimille‏ in...

Why it is wrong to wear fur

Many animals are killed for their fur, including mink, foxes, rabbits, sables, chinchillas, beavers, lynx, seals, raccoons, coyotes, muskrats, wolves, otters, cats and dogs. In addition, endangered...

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