Alison Steadman’s BlogSpot

Acclaimed actor Alison Steadman has been a supporter of ours for decades. Read her Blog to find out why she has given up so much of her time down the years to help stop animals being slaughtered for their fur. As she says: 'we should all have respect for animals as well as each other.'
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Fur trade financial crisis continues- but the industry declare they will fight back in 2020

“It’s one more sign the fur industry is struggling”- that was the reaction of a local anti-fur actvisit in the US recently, as it was confirmed that the North American Fur Auction (NAFA) had been taken over by Finnish fur group Saga Furs, having descended into near financial ruin. Last autumn, NAFA, entered court-supervised restructuring- a serious admission of its financial woes. According to court documents, NAFA has almost $25.8
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History made as California fur ban becomes law

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, AB44, was authored by state assembly member Laura Friedman, and applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items made with fur. Those found breaking the law could face a
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The terrible truth about the fur trade’s death toll

  Respect for Animals has analysed the fur trade’s auction results for 2018 and can reveal the truly terrible toll of animal suffering. Last year 30.5 million mink and fox skins were sold at the two main sets of auctions- Kopenhagen and SAGA. These pelts sold for $957.2 million. These figures give an idea of the scale of the industry but are far from the full picture. In addition, it
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#FFUK – calling for a Fur-Free UK

Can you spare a minute to sign this petition? A recent article in the Independent revealed that a UK retailer is selling a coat made from killing and skinning 100 hamsters and we all often see hats with real fox fur pompoms and coats with collars made with coyote fur. All of these animals, slaughtered cruelly for fashion. As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must
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Exhibition in Bulgaria exposes the truth about fur farming

This week, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’ took place at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in Sofia. The exhibition, organised by animal protection organisation CAAI, exposes the facts about how real fur is produced and why a national ban on fur farming is needed in Bulgaria. This week, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’
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‘Morally bankrupt’ fur trade in financial crisis

Saga Furs records huge drop in income and prices collapse at first major fur auction of 2019       Saga Furs, one of the most prominent bodies of the global fur trade, has posted  its financial report and has recorded a ‘clearly negative’ operating result.  According to Saga Furs latest financial statement, the company’s total sales fell by 28% on the previous year, as the price level of mink skins fell by
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes its report, “Fur Trade in the UK.”

The inquiry was launched following reports that real fur is being sold as fake fur by major high-street and online retailers. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: Fur trade in the UK Read Respect for Animals’ evidence to the inquiry Poor at enforcing regulations The Committee found that retailers, local authorities and Trading Standards have been poor at enforcing regulations around the
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Shocking suffering revealed on Canadian mink fur farm.

New undercover footage from a Canadian fur farm has resulted in charges of 14 counts of animal cruelty.  The Los Angeles-based Last Chance For Animals organisation gathered the footage over a period of 12 months. The investigation documents the type of horrific suffering on a mink farm that is all too common and why fur farming worldwide has to be banned. Apologists for the fur trade and anyone wearing real
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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
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