With so many animal and wildlife organizations out there, it’s hard to know where to place your trust and hard earned money. Who really is doing the right work, the right way?
We want to be transparent and honest with you about The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. We wouldn’t exist without the support of our members, and we never take that for granted. Those who support us deserve to know exactly where their money is being spent.
When you become a member of APFA, you become part of an organization that:
Gets Results: You enable us to win campaigns – including getting municipalities to adopt bylaws to stop lethal wildlife trapping.
Is Focused: By focusing on one issue (the fur issue), APFA maximizes our resources and accomplishes real change.
Is Stable: We have existed since 1954. We are credible, responsible and we're here to stay. We stretch every penny and our members are treated like family.
Can Lobby Parliament: We are a non-profit organization, not a charity - but have no fear, it’s actually a good thing! No charitable status = no political restrictions. Unlike other groups, we can lobby and strike at the root to change outdated laws.
Is Solution-Oriented: We don't just complain about the fur trade. We offer practical help to save the lives of individual animals - for example, we build flow devices to save beavers from lethal trapping and we teach all levels of government how to use non-lethal options to deal with human-wildlife conflicts. We also partner with local rehabilitation centres when we can such as Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley, BC.
PS - As if this wasn't enough, our members get perks. Who doesn't love a good deal?
How will your donation be spent?
In our last fiscal year (2014/2015) 70% of our revenue is spent on educational campaigns, building flow devices to prevent municipal beaver trapping, working to ban dog and cat fur in Canada and our general anti-fur campaigns/outreach, 22% on membership development, and 8% on office and fundraising expenses.
You can see a more detailed breakdown of our expenditures below: