Farmed Mink Are Domesticated, not “Captive Wildlife” as Activists Claim

Farmed Mink Are Domesticated, not “Captive Wildlife” as Activists Claim

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Raised by humans for more than 150 years, farmed mink are significantly different from their wild cousins and are now…
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Positive Language for Trappers, Sealers in Latest Biodiversity Targets

Positive Language for Trappers, Sealers in Latest Biodiversity Targets

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When it comes to environmental treaties, nothing grabs news headlines these days like those addressing climate change, but there are…
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Bad News for Activists: Most Canadians Still Support Wearing Fur, Reject Veganism

Bad News for Activists: Most Canadians Still Support Wearing Fur, Reject Veganism

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A major new public opinion poll shows that, despite decades of aggressive and misleading activist campaigning, most Canadians are still…
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PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

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Like any advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thrives on media attention, and when a campaign…
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What Is “Vegan Fashion” and How True Is the Hype?

What Is “Vegan Fashion” and How True Is the Hype?

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Animal activists want to drive all animal users out of business, so it pays for the fur trade to keep…
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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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Should the Fur Trade Take UK Tabloids More Seriously?

Should the Fur Trade Take UK Tabloids More Seriously?

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Like most writers, those of us in public relations are prone to vanity. If we can choose between having an…
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How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

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In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, social and cultural psychologist…
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Trapline Tales: Ramblings from a Lifetime of Trapping

Trapline Tales: Ramblings from a Lifetime of Trapping

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Looking back on a lifetime of trapping, I am reminded of some sticky and downright hilarious situations I have gotten…
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