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.