Truth About Fur, voice of the North American fur trade

Truth About Fur – The Blog is an opinionated and free-wheeling new voice for the North American fur trade. This blog is a place for open discussions about the ecological, social and even philosophical dimensions of fur in our society. We will also address criticisms head-on, challenging some of the unfair misconceptions about our trade that some animal activists continue to propagate. All our guest bloggers are real people who make their living in the modern fur trade – as farmers and trappers, or in auctions, processing, design and fabrication or marketing. Please read, share and comment. We only ask that if you comment on the post, please do so with respect. We hope you enjoy Truth About Fur – The Blog. For more information about the North American fur trade, please visit our website, Truth About Fur. – Alan Herscovici, Senior Researcher, Truth About Fur

Ontario Trappers’ Public Education Campaign Off to Strong Start

Ontario Trappers’ Public Education Campaign Off to Strong Start

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A billboard campaign by Ontario trappers to raise public appreciation of their role in wildlife management has so far been…
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Fur Fights Back: Ontario Trappers Launch New Public Education Campaign

Fur Fights Back: Ontario Trappers Launch New Public Education Campaign

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Hoping that trapping associations across Canada will be inspired to follow suit, the Ontario Fur Managers Federation (OFMF) is launching…
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“Get on the Offensive” Says Rhode Island Furrier Dino Quaglietta

“Get on the Offensive” Says Rhode Island Furrier Dino Quaglietta

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The proposed fur ban in Rhode Island has been defeated. The bill, HB7361/SB246, which, if passed, would have banned the…
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Doug Chiasson: What Does the Fur Institute’s New ED Bring to the Table?

Doug Chiasson: What Does the Fur Institute’s New ED Bring to the Table?

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Last April 4, Doug Chiasson assumed the post of executive director of the Fur Institute of Canada, an independent entity founded…
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Recycling Vintage Fur New Zealand Style

Recycling Vintage Fur New Zealand Style

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Jane Avery is a couture designer from Dunedin, New Zealand, known for her bespoke garments combining exotic fabrics with wild…
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Canadian Mink Farmers Will Fight Arbitrary Ban by BC Government

Canadian Mink Farmers Will Fight Arbitrary Ban by BC Government

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On November 5, Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, announced that the province “is beginning a…
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Furmark Ambassadors Report on Certification Program’s Reception

Furmark Ambassadors Report on Certification Program’s Reception

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The International Fur Federation (IFF) has appointed a range of fur industry “Ambassadors” as well as retained the services of…
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Call to Action! Save Great Britain’s Fur Retail Trade

Call to Action! Save Great Britain’s Fur Retail Trade

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Animal rightists have been badgering the UK government to ban the fur retail trade for years, and with their country…
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What Inspires Inaugural Fur Design Competition Winners?

What Inspires Inaugural Fur Design Competition Winners?

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Late last year, the Fur Council of Canada launched the inaugural Fur Design Competition for young designers residing in Canada,…
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Insider Tips from Fur Competition Judges

Insider Tips from Fur Competition Judges

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Last month, the 12 winners were announced of Canada’s inaugural National Fur Designers Competition, judged by four Canadians all with…
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British Columbia Fur Design School to Stress First Nations Roots

British Columbia Fur Design School to Stress First Nations Roots

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A fresh opportunity is coming soon for future designers to receive a holistic education on working with fur, against a…
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Canadian Fur Trade Unites for Design Competition

Canadian Fur Trade Unites for Design Competition

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In response to an unexpected shortage this year of opportunities for aspiring fur designers, the Canadian fur trade has launched…
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