Fur real?

When people think of fur, many people just think of grandma’s long mink coat. That is no longer the case.

Fur products can be seen everywhere, trim on coats, hats, gloves, shoes, cell phone cases and even on toys for your cat.

You can also find real fur in the weirdest of places. Take these 2 photos for example.


Photo: This fur trinket was being sold as a “fly tie” for a fishing rod.


Photo: These eyelash extensions are made from mink fur. With just a blink of an eye, you can kill an animal.

Whether it is grandma’s old fur coat, or whether it is the smallest scrap of fur, any product containing fur means an animal was killed.

Fur-bearing animals are either caught in the wild in leg-hold, Conibear or snare traps or they are gassed or anally electrocuted on fur farms. Each year, millions of animals are killed in Canada for their fur.

On top of all this – fake fur can look real, real fur can look fake. In Canada, fur products do not have to be labelled.

Please be a smart shopper. Never buy fur products, no matter how small. This is cruelty we can stop.

P.S – Yes, leg hold traps are still legal in every province in Canada.

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