Tell Fur Harvesters Auction: Stop Selling Polar Bear Hides
  • Petitioned Mark Downey

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CEO, Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.
Mark Downey
Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.

Tell Fur Harvesters Auction: Stop Selling Polar Bear Hides

    1. Annie Hartnett
    2. Petition by

      Annie Hartnett


Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. sells polar bear hides to buyers who want the skins for rugs or for taxidermy displays. The auction house has reported that demand for the hides has been rapidly increasing within the past five years. They sold 80 hides at an auction last January, and one was sold for the record price of $11,000.

This isn't good news for the bears. Polar bears are currently classified as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and they quite possibly will soon be classified as endangered. This classification resulted after studies predicted that nearly two-thirds of the world's polar bear population will wiped out by 2050 due to decline in Arctic sea ice. 

The Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. website asserts that "no furbearing species is endangered or threatened by fur trapping," but hunting polars bears for their skins will only accelerate the bear's move towards extinction. It's irresponsible to hunt polar bears for decorative purposes when the bears are already in distress due to global warming.

Sign the petition to ask Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. to stop selling polar bear hides. 

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rachael R-Hampton QLD, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Disgusting! I would have thought the 'civilised' world would have caught up by now. Fur on anything, except the animal it was created for, is WRONG! Murderers leave these incredible creatures alone.

    • Janelle Michalowski ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      This is disgusting. These beautiful bears are already under threat from loosing their homes due to climate change and dropping numbers in their species. You have no right to kill these beautiful creatures

    • Jeanette Paisley LANGLEY, BC, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      It is becoming quite well known that polar bears are in trouble. It has been documented that they are struggling because of climate change. They have further to swim to find food and therefore are underweight. So why are people killing them for sport or floor coverings. It is quite shameful. I cannot imagine anyone wanting a dead animal on their floor. Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. should immediately stop selling polar bear hides.

      • over 3 years ago

      Unconscionable, making money off of endangered creatures who are having their homes melt away. Humans are despicable in all their forms when they exploit dumb animals. And we are considered to be the wise ones?

    • Piper McKnight HAYWARD, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I can't imagine that someone who makes as much money as you would be moved by pleas to protect polar bears from needless slaughter. Surely another bauble or trinket to play with is far more important than a life or a species. Material wealth must make having no soul more tolerable, but I hope your selfishness haunts you to your own lonely grave.


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