81% of Canadians oppose killing animals for their fur

Eighty-one percent of Canadians oppose killing animals for their fur, according to a study conducted by Research Co.

Eighty-one percent of Canadians oppose killing animals for their fur, according to a study conducted by Research Co.

In a news release yesterday, Research Co. published the results from a series of studies to indicate differences between Canadian and American views on issues related to animals.

Across several categories, American respondents were more often in favour of animal use:

Support for: American Canadian
Eating Animals 75% 76%
Hunting Animals for Meat 67% 65%
Trophy Hunting 25% 8%
Keeping Animals in Zoos/Aquariums 64% 39%
Use of Animals in Rodeos 46% 32%
Killing Animals for Their Fur 25% 19%

Each of these categories can be broken down further by region and gender. Below is the Support Killing Animals for Their Fur item with regionalized responses.

Region Support
Atlantic Canada 30%
Saskatchewan 26%
Manitoba 26%
Alberta 20%
Quebec 19%
Ontario 16%
British Columbia 14%

There is clear, nation-wide belief that killing animals for their fur is wrong: whether in inherently inhumane traps or wire-bottomed cages on industrialized fur farms, Canadians know we can do better. It’s time to #MakeFurHistory.

Methodology:

Results are based on online studies conducted from September 4 to September 6, 2020, among representative samples of 1,000 adults in Canada and 1,200 adults in the United States. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian and U.S. census figures for age, gender and region in each country. The margin of error—which measures sample variability—is +/- 3.1 percentage points for Canada and +/- 2.8 percentage points for the United States.

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