As Society’s Grasp of Sustainability Improves, Is Fur Making a Comeback?

As Society’s Grasp of Sustainability Improves, Is Fur Making a Comeback?

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After decades of shrinking markets amid incessant attacks from animal rights groups, could real fur actually be on the verge…
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Fur Stirrer Fry

Fur Stirrer Fry

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This article was first published in Country Squire Magazine on Jan. 12, 2024, and has been slightly edited. It is…
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Canada-EU Summit: Chance Missed to Review Seal Ban, but Not Lost

Canada-EU Summit: Chance Missed to Review Seal Ban, but Not Lost

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On Nov. 23-24, all the right people – leaders from the European Union and Canada – were gathered in St….
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When Pet Dogs Are Accidentally Trapped, Why Are Media Reports So Unbalanced?

When Pet Dogs Are Accidentally Trapped, Why Are Media Reports So Unbalanced?

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Considering how much trapping of wildlife takes place in Canada, it is very rare for pet dogs to become accidental…
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Farmed Mink Are Domesticated, not “Captive Wildlife” as Activists Claim

Farmed Mink Are Domesticated, not “Captive Wildlife” as Activists Claim

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Raised by humans for more than 150 years, farmed mink are significantly different from their wild cousins and are now…
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Bad News for Activists: Most Canadians Still Support Wearing Fur, Reject Veganism

Bad News for Activists: Most Canadians Still Support Wearing Fur, Reject Veganism

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A major new public opinion poll shows that, despite decades of aggressive and misleading activist campaigning, most Canadians are still…
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PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

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Like any advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thrives on media attention, and when a campaign…
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What Is “Vegan Fashion” and How True Is the Hype?

What Is “Vegan Fashion” and How True Is the Hype?

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Animal activists want to drive all animal users out of business, so it pays for the fur trade to keep…
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How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

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In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, social and cultural psychologist…
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Canadian Mink Farmers Will Fight Arbitrary Ban by BC Government

Canadian Mink Farmers Will Fight Arbitrary Ban by BC Government

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On November 5, Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, announced that the province “is beginning a…
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Calling Fashion Industry: Animal Welfare and Sustainability Are Like Chalk and Cheese

Calling Fashion Industry: Animal Welfare and Sustainability Are Like Chalk and Cheese

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Animal welfare and sustainability are both commendable goals for any company’s strategic plan, but they’re also like chalk and cheese….
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Canada Goose Retreats from Fur. We Should All Worry, Not Just Trappers

Canada Goose Retreats from Fur. We Should All Worry, Not Just Trappers

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The recent news that Canada Goose would stop trimming the hoods of its performance parkas with coyote fur by the…
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