fur farming

3 petitions

Started 3 months ago

Petition to Ernie Hardeman

Ban Fur Farming in Ontario

Petition to: Ernie Hardeman (Ontario minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) Please stop the cruel and inhumane mistreatment of fur bearing animals and enact a province-wide ban on fur farming in Ontario. We demand a ban on fur farming be enacted for the following reasons: Two recent investigations into the Ontario fur farm industry have revealed shocking animal neglect and cruelty at several mink farms in the province.  This showcases an industry wide culture of mistreatment of animals. Footage on the links below shows dead and injured animals, cages covered in excrement, animals being fed old rotten food, stereotypical behavior, and other violations of the OSPCA Act. The National Observer showcased a nation wide investigation into Canada's fur farm industry and is proof the mistreatment of animals is common place throughout the country. In addition to the overt criminal mistreatment of animals in the care of fur farm owners, farming animals solely for their fur is inherently inhumane and cruel.   Numerous countries and regions recognize fur factory farms cannot meet the basic needs of animals and have already passed bans on fur farming and/or the import and selling of fur. Predatory animals like mink and foxes are not domesticated and are not suitable for farming. They are restricted from performing natural instinctive behaviors like swimming and burrowing. They are subject to long periods of inactivity and lack of stimulation leading to frustration, distress, and stereotypical (abnormal repetitive) behaviour such as pacing, cage biting, self-mutilation, physical deformities (bent feet), and high levels of infant mortality.  Forcing animals to be in a state of distress is a violation of the OSPCA Act.  A poll conducted by Environics (2015) showed that 92% of Canadians are in favour of better animal protection laws.  Another poll conducted by Humane Society International (2014) showed 68% of Canadians support a ban on fur farming.  Confining and killing animals such as fox, mink, chinchilla, and rabbit for an unnecessary luxury item like fur is unethical and cruel.  Many Canadian retailers have fur free policies in place and refuse to sell fur. Many prominent clothing designers also refuse to use fur in their clothing lines. Killing methods such as anal electrocution are still currently in use and are cruel and inhumane.

malcolm klimowicz
2,510 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Peter Simons

Boycott Simons Until They Commit to Stop Selling Rabbit Fur!

  Simons, a Canadian, large-scale fashion boutique is currently selling rabbit fur throws and pillows (among other fur items) on their website and in stores. These rabbits are often skinned while still alive. Rex and New Zealand rabbits are the two main breeds used for fur. Both breeds are factory farmed (primarily across Europe and Asia), kept in battery cages, where they are barely able to move. These housing systems are designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the rabbits, with most going insane from extreme confinement. Terrified rabbits live in cages full of urine and feces, with farms often having thousands of rabbits each. Killing methods are gruesome on fur farms, with no laws to protect the animals. In order to preserve the quality of fur animals are bludgeoned to death or have their throats slit. However, a very common form of slaughter is to skin the rabbits while still alive and fully conscious.  We believe ethically sourced fur does not exist; that it is always the product of a cruel industry. Rabbit fur is not a by-product of the meat industry. Millions of rabbits are specifically bred and killed on factory farms for their fur because the rabbit fur industry demands the thicker pelt of an older animal for a particular quality fur. Rabbits raised for meat are killed too young, when they still have their unstable infant coats or have begun their subadult moult. Make your voice heard:  Tell Peter Simons, that fur is not socially acceptable and that you will not be purchasing anything from Simons until they discontinue the sale of rabbit fur.  Top designers (DKNY, Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and countless others) have all committed to going fur free. Norway has banned fur farms, California has banned the sale of fur -  we believe Simons needs to get with the times. There is no need for them to fund this cruel industry. Join us to make fur history and end this cruelty. Simons tel: 1-877-666-1840     Email: Their Face Book Page. & Instagram account: @maisonsimons More Info:

Rabbit Rescue Inc.
34,490 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Sport Chek

DEMAND Sport Chek Remove Fur From its Shelves

After announcing last year that fur would be completely removed from their shelves, Sport Chek is now introducing a line of outerwear, Woods, which uses REAL fox fur, rabbit fur, and goose feathers. These products are already available on and in select Sport Chek stores. In 2016, Sport Chek made this statement to the Fur-Bearers: "We're continuously evaluating the types of products we carry in our stores across Canada to bring our customers what they need to support their healthy, active lifestyle. We are managing through our remaining inventory but at this time, we do not have plans to add anymore animal fur trimmed products to our inventory at Sport Chek and Atmosphere locations." Why is Sport Chek supporting animal cruelty once again? End Fur Farming explains: "Fur factory farms resemble puppy mill style operations where animals are forced to live in restrictive wire cages stacked side by side.Animals like mink & fox never touch the ground and are inhumanely killed by electrocution and suffocation.Long periods of inactivity and lack of stimulation lead to frustration, distress, and abnormal repetitive behaviour such as pacing, cage biting, self-mutilation and physical deformities.Animals are forced to breathe toxic fumes from their own urine and feces causing respiratory problems and eye infections.Many countries have already made fur farming illegal." LET'S MAKE FUR HISTORY. DEMAND SPORT CHEK REMOVE FUR FROM ITS SHELVES AND COMMIT TO NEVER BRINGING IT BACK! Photo courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur

Victoria Kaulback
39,444 supporters