17 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney TD, Department of Agriculture, Minister for Agriculture, Joan Burton TD, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed, Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin TD, Dara Calleary TD, Fianna Fail Head Office, Fine Gael Head Office, Pat the Cope Gallagher TD, Charlie McConalogue TD

Ban fur farming in Ireland

Fur farming is a shameful industry based on cruelly caging animals, gassing them to death and ripping the fur from their bodies. The Republic of Ireland must follow the example of Northern Ireland (and countries around the world) and ban fur farming now. Watch our video footage which shows the victims of fur farming in Ireland Demand a ban on fur farming in Ireland. Email the Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed now. Email:,,,, TEL: +353 (0)1-6194000 (Leo Varadkar)TEL: +353 (0)1-607 2000 (Michael Creed) Leave a comment on Facebook: to @campaignforLeo @creedcnw SAMPLE LETTER Dear Taoiseach Varadkar and Minister Creed, I support a total ban on fur farming and an immediate closure of Ireland's remaining fur farms. In these hellholes, animals suffer a horrendous life of misery in cages before being cruelly gassed to death. Please act NOW to ban fur farming in Ireland. Yours sincerely, [Name/Location]

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
44,621 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to David Cicilline

Ban Fur in Rhode Island

As a passionate group of students fighting for the ethical treatment of animals, we urge you to initiate a ban for the sale of fur in Rhode Island. Animals are abused, slaughtered, and skinned for a cruel commercial enterprise. Rhode Island must follow in the footsteps of Los Angeles, a progressive city that successfully banned fur. Times are changing, and animal cruelty must no longer be tolerated, especially not by such a compassionate state as Rhode Island. If you are not yet convinced that the sale of fur is an ethical issue that Rhode Island must address, please review the following statistics: * Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals who were held captive on fur factory farms, where they were crammed into severely crowded, filthy wire cages. Many were later beaten or electrocuted—and sometimes even skinned alive. * One billion rabbits are killed each year so that their fur can be used in clothing or for lures in fly fishing or trim on craft items. * Fur farms harm the environment. Millions of pounds of feces are produced annually by U.S. mink farms alone. One dangerous component of this waste is nearly 1,000 tons of phosphorus, which pollutes nearby rivers and streams. Fur benefits no one. Faux fur is just as warm, soft, and attractive. People do not want to harm animals, and Rhode Island should be the first state to ban the sale of fur. We have attached a list of signatures to petition fur. These signatures represent thousands of other people in Rhode Island, who feel that fur should not be acceptable anymore. Please consider our request and the desires of those that have signed this petition with the genuine hope to end animals’ suffering and eliminate fur. Sincerely, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Johnson & Wales University

Emma Hoyt
1,854 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to City of Austin, Texas

#BanFur in Austin

Los Angeles just followed San Francisco to become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale and manufacture of fur within the city. The unanimous city council vote setting a historic precedent for other cities to go fur-free.  Animals farmed for fur live short, brutal lives. More than 50 million animals are killed for use in fashion every year, methods used to kill animals for their fur include gassing, electrocution, and neck breaking. Neither fur nor fur trim is a byproduct of the meat industry -- the fur trim market is an equal, if not greater, threat to animals than is the making of fur coats. Furthermore, the fur industry is a threat to our environment and wildlife, contributing to higher energy costs, pollution, land destruction, and reductions in populations of wild animals, including endangered and threatened species who may be accidentally trapped and killed. And fur farms are no more humane -- in fact, there are currently no federal laws providing protection for the millions of animals held in these factory-like farms and many European countries have banned or are in the process of phasing out some or all fur farming based largely on the understanding that it is impossible to raise fur-bearing animals in captive conditions that adequately ensure their welfare while maintaining financial viability. To top that off, the city of Austin has short, mild winters and consequently little need for fur's warmth. Alternative options in fashion and activewear have made the practicality of fur a moot point, and considering Austin is working toward becoming a zero-waste city, and fur is an incredibly wasteful commodity, the sale of fur within the city appears antithetical to our values.  Austin prides itself on being a leader of innovation and quality of life -- let's show we value the lives of animals and our environment by joining the movement to end the sale of fur. 

Robyn Squyres
1,543 supporters