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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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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BC Mink Farming Ban: Government Refuses Compensation for Devastated Families

BC Mink Farming Ban: Government Refuses Compensation for Devastated Families

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British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has yet to show any science to justify its drastic decision, last…
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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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David Suzuki Got It Wrong; Mink Farming Makes Sense

David Suzuki Got It Wrong; Mink Farming Makes Sense

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The following letter was first published by Powell River Peak in response to the January 30 article “David Suzuki and…
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Clouds Over Fur Trade Have Silver Lining

Clouds Over Fur Trade Have Silver Lining

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It’s the Holiday Season, a time of good cheer, so let’s pretend for a moment that Covid-19 hasn’t made the…
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With Proper Precautions, Mink Farms Don’t Pose Covid-19 Risk

With Proper Precautions, Mink Farms Don’t Pose Covid-19 Risk

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Quick to turn the misfortune of others to their own benefit, animal activists have jumped on reports about Covid-19 on…
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As Brands Drop Exotic Skins, Will Conglomerates Fight Back?

As Brands Drop Exotic Skins, Will Conglomerates Fight Back?

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I hate to say “I told you so!” but only a fool could not have seen this coming. A few…
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Covid-19 Scaremongers Wrong to Pick On Mink Farms

Covid-19 Scaremongers Wrong to Pick On Mink Farms

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This opinion piece by Truth About Fur’s Alan Herscovici was published in the Vancouver Sun on July 22, 2020, under…
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Happy 4th of July to the American Fur Trade!

Happy 4th of July to the American Fur Trade!

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The American fur trade played an important role in the country’s history, and continues to provide employment for thousands of…
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Canada Day 2020: Celebrating Our Living Fur Heritage

Canada Day 2020: Celebrating Our Living Fur Heritage

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HAPPY CANADA DAY 2020! On the first day of July each year, we celebrate the uniting of three British colonies – the…
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