CHICCO JOINS THE FUR FREE PROGRAM

CHICCO, a brand dedicated to the entire world of babies, banned the use of animal furs since a long time but now goes one step further to undersign a formal fur-free commitment with LAV and the Fur Free Alliance. The brand, which has always focused great attention on the materials used in the production and creation of its babies’ and children’s wear collections – from 0 to 8 years –
Read More

Research shows that being ‘fur-free’ offers the boost that fashion brands crave.

The global research consultancy Sigwatch has found that luxury fashion houses have dominated the top ten corporate brands most praised by activists and NGOs in the third quarter of this year. All the fashion brands listed have one thing in common: they have all stopped using real fur. This analysis provides yet more evidence that fashion brands have much to gain by going fur-free. Not only are they taking an
Read More

BURBERRY DROPS REAL FUR

Burberry, until now branded ‘Furberry’ by Respect for Animals joins other top fashion labels Gucci, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace who have all recently announced they will no longer use fur as well as long-time anti-fur designer Stella McCartney. Earlier this year Respect for Animals launched a campaign urging supporters and members of the public to write to Burberry urging the company to drop fur from its range. This
Read More

Ask Ireland to ban fur farming: sign our letter

Last Autumn,  the Solidarity Party presented a Bill to ban fur farming before the Dail. The Bill will be debated and voted on in early July 2019. The ‘Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018’ was submitted by Ruth Coppinger TD, who said: “We believe this is something that’s really important for the welfare of animals. Mink are farmed in Ireland and these are actually meant to be wild, untamed animals
Read More

Serbia: animal welfare organisations BANNED from ‘public’ sessions to consider keeping fur farms

The fur industry has been lobbying the Serbian government ruthlessly, in a desperate attempt to keep the right to breed chinchillas in shocking fur farm conditions and avoid another embarrassing defeat. A public session has been arranged at the Serbian parliament on Tuesday 5 June to debate extending the proven cruelty of chinchilla fur factory farming.  Shockingly, in an affront to the most basic principles of democracy, animal protection organisations
Read More

Furberry no more? Ask Burberry to go fur free

For years we’ve been campaigning against Burberry’s sick obsession with fur. But now they’re reviewing all of their fur products, with a viewing to ending their use. This would be a great victory for the anti-fur campaign and a major blow for the morally bankrupt fur industry. Please send emails to customer.service@burberry.com, urging them to become Fur Free Retailers. Suggested text is below. I am encouraged to see the news
Read More

San Francisco BANS the sale of fur

San Francisco supervisors have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ban the sale of fur, furthering the city’s animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition. Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of Tuesday’s vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping that the legislation will catch on. The ban takes effect Jan. 1 and applies to apparel and accessories featuring real fur, including coats,
Read More

Sign NOW To Help Save Serbia’s Fur Farm Ban

Rattled by recent major advances by the anti-fur movement,  the fur industry is now  putting huge pressure on the Serbian government to delay the fur farming ban (that is due to become effective in 2019) – likely following the Bosnian example. In a recent meeting of the Sector for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the National Assembly of Serbia, held on 20 February 2018, fur farmers were able to spread
Read More

Versace goes fur free!

“Fur? I’m out of that.. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”    In an interview with the Economist’s 1843, the world-renowned fashion leader Donnatella Versace announced that the Versace fashion brand is dropping the use of real fur. In an interview with Luke Leitch for the  magazine, the designer stated that she would no longer use real animal fur in any of her
Read More

Hong Kong’s fur fair is shocking. But these brilliant activists are taking them on.

Last week saw the news about anti-fur activists organising an unprecedented demo outside an international fur fair in Hong Kong, calling for an end the brutal fur trade. The fur fair in Hong Kong is important to the anti-fur campaign because it is a key bridge between fur production in Europe and the key markets for fur demand, especially China. Here are some pictures from the excellent demo..    
Read More