About

The legal name of our society 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.

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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