Financial reports on fur industry catch up with The Fur-Bearers analysis

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The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business is throwing in the towel for the fur industry in Canada. Looking at economic factors from China and Russia, the two largest purchases of fur, the Globe has noted the future is looking grim for the industry.

Which is a little funny, since we said the same thing several months ago.

Fur prices plummet 70 per cent in North America

Russian sanctions good news for Canada’s fur-bearing animals

Fur market ‘flat’ in China

While it’s great to see that a national financial news magazine is seeing what we see, it’s frustrating that they only told part of the story.

As is often the case when it comes to the fur trade and media reporting, the lives of the sentient creatures who are injured and killed for money are ignored. And though this is a story about the finances of an industry, it’s inappropriate to not bring the animals into it. It’s sort of like writing about a hockey game without mentioning the puck.

We continue to recommend every journalist read the incredible paper by Carrie Packwood Freeman, Marc Bekoff and Sarah Bexell titled ‘Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Incorporating Nonhuman Animal Perspectives as Journalistic Sources.’

Despite the failings of this article, it confirms what we’ve been saying: Canadians are ready to #MakeFurHistory.


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