Coming to your mailbox: a gift from us

This week you may have gotten a letter at your door. A true story about a bear cub in British Columbia, was included, as well as a small gift from us, for you.

This gift isn’t much; it’s just a small ornament, printed on a heavy stock paper. But what it represents… well, that’s the whole world to us.

In the 1960s, George and Bunty Clements joined a floundering The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. The two former teachers took the reins and drove the organization into the modern era, bringing their cause – compassionate co-existence and the end to the use of commercial fur – into the new millennium. One of their favourite times of year was Christmas, and they had a proud tradition: lighting up their tree.

For years and years, George and Bunty would add a light to their Christmas tree, one they said was for all the animals who wouldn’t be able to spend the special season with their families. Though George and Bunty have passed on, the Christmas Tree for the Animals is something we carry forward with great love and pride.

Please join us this year by hanging your ornament and sending back the other with a donation so that we can share in your joy and hope, and spread compassion to all of the fur-bearing animals in Canada.


Work like our growing Living With Wildlife campaign is only possible with the support of monthly donors. Please consider become a monthly donor – for as little as $5 a month – and help us create a Canada that is truly humane.

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.

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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.

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