If you choose to avoid real fur, please check the labels of any so-called fake fur products you may have bought or received this holiday season.
Fake fur items sold in Canada should be clearly labelled as containing some type of man-made fibre such as polyester or acrylic. If there is no label or tag, it could be real fur as under Canadian textile regulations, it is not mandatory to label real fur products.
Each year in Canada, over 3 million animals are killed for their fur. In the wild animals will break teeth and bones trying to escape from traps. On fur farms, foxes and minks live in tiny cages and are killed by gassing or neck breaking.