Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): Stop using real fur on the RCMP uniform (winter hat, parka etc)
  • Petitioned Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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Guy Rochette Director, Uniform and Equipment Program
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): Stop using real fur on the RCMP uniform (winter hat, parka etc)

    1. Fur-Bearers Association
    2. Petition by

      Fur-Bearers Association

      Vancouver, Canada

Each year in Canada, over 3 million fur-bearing animals are killed and skinned for fashion and bits of trim.

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing animals has long campaigned against the RCMP for using fur, especially when they are funded by taxpayer money.

In the past, we have met with the RCMP uniform division in person to show them photos and videos of animals suffering in traps. We have also offered to help raise funds to research and test suitable non-animal alternatives for their uniform.

Despite our best efforts, the RCMP continues to ignore our pleas on behalf of the animals.

The Director of the Uniform and Equipment Program for the RCMP, Guy Rochette, Supt., claims the use of fur is important for health and safety reasons. Rochette says, “I can assure you that the RCMP is well aware of public opinion on the use of fur and is taking this into serious consideration. (But) At the end of the day, the health and safety requirements of our members remains our number one priority – and there will be no compromise." (Jan. 2009)

We need your support to help encourage the RCMP to stop using fur on their uniform and replace it with a non-animal alternative.

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    • Paige kelly VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      we have no right to use them when we have kinder ways to keep warm.

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    • Julie Bancroft NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      Barbaric practise, stop killing our wildlife.

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    • june guest LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      it is distressing seeing animals of any kind abused or cruelty taking place to line the pockets of others with money greed etc there is just no need for things like this to happen in our time

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    • Stacey Estabrooks OXFORD JCT., CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      this needs to stop!!! So very inhumane!!!

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    • Morgan K OAKBANK, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      animals needs to be treated with respect no matter what, this is horrible that this happens! Please stop this!

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