Raccoon dog in a fur farm

Help end fur sales in VIC and NSW

Protect animals from one of the cruellest trades

21.12.2020

It's time for a #FurFreeAustralia. Call on Premiers Gladys Berejiklian and Daniel Andrews to lead the way, and make their states the first to ban the sale of fur.

With over 100 million animals killed annually for their fur and rife with scams and a risk to public health, the fur trade is cruel and exploitative to both people and animals. 

Alongside FOUR PAWS, Victorian MP Andy Meddick and NSW MP Emma Hurst are calling for bans on fur within their states. By echoing their calls, together we can help to save millions of animals from a lifetime of abuse.  

About the fur trade

With over 100 million animals killed annually for their fur, the fur trade causes extreme animal suffering around the world. Not only do these battery cage systems cause immense animal suffering, but they are also now proven to present a serious public-health risk, with COVID-19 raging across fur farms worldwide. Read more about our call to end pandemics here.

Raccoon dogs, mink, arctic foxes and more are trapped in filthy cramped cages for slaughter. Meanwhile in the wild, many can face a slow and agonising death, trapped in limb-crushing steel traps for days. All of this for fashion.

A joint investigation between FOUR PAWS and the Animal Justice Party found shocking results, with animal fur being sold as ‘faux fur’ here in Australia, misleading the public across a number of popular Victorian retail outlets. 

Many countries, states, and cities have already placed bans on fur farming and/or fur sales. It's time for Australia to join the #banfur momentum.

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