Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

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Many factors influence whether a particular clothing choice may be considered to be ethically or morally acceptable.  They include: the…
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Are animals skinned alive for fur?

Are animals skinned alive for fur?

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  Absolutely not. The only “evidence” for this often repeated claim is a horrific video on the internet. Produced by…
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Is fur processing bad for the environment?

Is fur processing bad for the environment?

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  The production and dyeing of any clothing material must be carefully regulated to protect the environment.  Fur tanning (‘dressing’)…
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Does trapping endanger species?

Does trapping endanger species?

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  Ryan & Minette Kole, trappers (British Columbia, Canada): That’s pretty well impossible with today’s strict, government-regulated trapping seasons and…
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Are farmed animals killed humanely?

Are farmed animals killed humanely?

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  Farmed mink are usually euthanized with carbon monoxide (CO) gas that very quickly renders the animals irreversibly unconscious. From…
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What types of furs are used in the fur trade?

What types of furs are used in the fur trade?

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  Many different species of furbearer are used in the fur trade, catering to different market segments. For the top…
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After the fur is used, what happens to the rest of the mink?

After the fur is used, what happens to the rest of the mink?

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  In mink farming, nothing is wasted. The fat is rendered into mink oil that is used to protect and…
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Are farmed mink raised only for their fur?

Are farmed mink raised only for their fur?

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  Answer by : Dan Mullen, President of Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association Further information Crabbing tips (mink carcasses are…
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What is it really like to work on a mink farm?

What is it really like to work on a mink farm?

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If you are thinking of starting a mink farm, be sure that you enjoy working with animals and devoting long…
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How are fur animals trapped in the wild?

How are fur animals trapped in the wild?

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Two main types of trapping system are used in North America: quick-killing traps and restraining traps (live-capture). Quick-killing systems: From…
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Are steel-jawed leghold traps still used in North America?

Are steel-jawed leghold traps still used in North America?

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  Traditional steel-jawed foothold or leghold traps with jagged metal “teeth” have not been used in North America for many…
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Why do we need foothold traps?

Why do we need foothold traps?

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  While quick-killing traps are still usually preferable, from a humane perspective (because no wild animal wants to be restrained),…
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