Buying fur or fur trim supports an industry that kills millions of domestic dogs and cats each year—both on purpose and accidentally in traps.
Although most dog and cat victims of the fur trade are raised and killed in China and other parts of Asia, their fur is exported for sale worldwide.
The United States already bans the sale of dog and cat fur (prompted by an HSUS investigation), but recent investigations found that dog fur is still slipping into the country on unlabeled and falsely advertised jackets.
In the United States, traps set for wild animals like foxes and bobcats maim or kill countless dogs and cats each year.
News & Events
January 11, 2016
If you are a consumer who cares about stopping animal cruelty, avoid companies that use real animal fur. Check our list of brands, retailers and designers that don't use animal fur or are phasing it out.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
July 18, 2012
An HSUS investigation shows that a New York City business, Unique Product Enterprises, advertised and sold numerous products containing dog fur in apparent violation of federal law.
November 12, 2009
The 2009 Cool vs. Cruel awards celebrated animal-friendly fashion and fur-free designs