85% of the products created by the fur industry come from animals raised in captivity on fur factory farms. These farms can hold thousands of animals, and the practices used to farm them are designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the animals, who suffer in unimaginable ways.
You may not know about the cruel practice, where sheep undergo a removal of parts of their skin in order to prevent a parasitic infection called flystrike. A vast majority of people use wool on a daily basis, probably without realizing that most of it comes from Australia, where mulesing is fully legal and considered normal.
The European Parliament has called for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, but remains legal in 80% of countries worldwide. A November 16th Geneva conference will bring experts together to strategize for a global ban.
While some might disparagingly call it ‘slacktivism’, getting involved in online activism is far better than doing nothing at all. A single click of your computer mouse has never been more powerful.
Don’t buy anything that has animal-based fabrics. Even a small leather pull tab or silk lining still fuels demand for cruelty. Use this guide to make sure that the clothes you find and like are also animal-free.
Jewish worshipers chant every Sabbath morning, “The soul of every living being shall praise God’s name.” Yet, some come to synagogue during the winter months wearing fur coats that required the cruel treatment of living beings.
Earlier this month, all eyes were on New York Fashion Week, the major event in the fashion world. Human 21 offers some observations on the most interesting and most provoking shows from a cruelty-free perspective.
When I first went vegan, changing my wardrobe proved more complicated than changing my diet. I wish I knew back then about these seven amazing vegan brands!
Our consumer behavior, along with developing technologies in producing alternative materials, are changing the fashion industry and freeing animals from torture.
The Fur Free Retailer program welcomes YOOX NET-A-PORTER as the 750th apparel company to join the program since its formation in 2002.
Gain insight into China’s dog and cat fur industry by reading our new report and leaflet, which advise consumers how they can help to take fur off the market.