Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a registered Canadian charity. Our full legal name is The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (although we do business as The Fur-Bearers).
The purposes of the Society are:
1. to protect the environment by preserving urban and rural ecosystems and the wildlife therein;
2. to advance education by:
(a) developing and delivering training, courses, seminars, workshops and conferences that promote the welfare of animals; and
(b) conducting, commissioning and disseminating research related to the welfare of animals;
3. to uphold the administration and enforcement of animal welfare laws by:
(a) monitoring the practices of commercial fur farms and other commercial operations using fur-bearing animals to determine compliance with relevant laws; and
(b) identifying infractions by monitoring and reviewing publicly accessible information and through tips from the public; and
4. to do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Society.
The history of The Fur-Bearers is a rich one. You can read more about the journey to what the organization is today in the eBook The Defenders: The history of The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to protecting wildlife.