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
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
September 25, 2009
D.C. Superior Court ordered a false advertising case to proceed against major retailers accused of mislabeling garments containing animal fur.
September 24, 2009
Humane Society International/Canada strongly disputes statements in a Canadian government memo, released by Canadian Press, urging the Agriculture Minister not to follow the U.S. and EU in banning cat and dog fur imports.
May 21, 2013
The Alabama legislative session ended on a high note for animals as lawmakers sent HB 27, a bill to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws, to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature, receiving praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
April 19, 2013
The Arkansas State Legislature passed a number of animal protection bills that were signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe this legislative session, receiving praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
April 9, 2013
The last year has seen great progress towards stopping Canada's commercial seal slaughter.
April 5, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States honored Delaware County Deputy Prosecutor Joe E. Orick, of Muncie, Ind., with the Prosecutor Recognition Award, for successfully prosecuting Rahsaan A. Johnson for dogfighting-related charges.