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  • British Fur Trade Association: Building greater awareness of fur related issues and helping to dispel myths about production.
  • CNN: McCartney backs anti-fur fashion: The revival of fur on the catwalks for winter 2002 shows that animal rights activists are having difficulty converting the fashion industry. They have a strong advocate in British designer Stella McCartney: "Everything in [my] store and every single garment and accessories that you see is cruelty free in the sense no animal has died to make anything in here." Karl Lagerfeld: "It should be handled in the nicest way but as long as we eat meat and wear leather, I don't even think there is a subject to discuss."
  • Fur Commission USA: A non-profit organization representing over 600 fur farming families in the US.
  • Fur Free Action: Provides ways to take meaningful action against the fur trade and some easy ways to help prevent the killing of animals for their fur.
  • Fur Free Alliance: inFURmation: Information center on the fur fashion trade including its animal welfare and conservation impacts on wild and domestic species. Sponsored by HSUS and the Bellerive Foundation.
  • Fur Information: A Look at the Fur Industry: Personal page abour fur farming and fur trapping includes rebuttals for reasons people give for buying fur. Photos and links to other anti-fur sites.
  • Fur is not Fabric: Provides information about the inhumane use of fur in fashion, provides steps to take to protest this use, and shows celebrity support of the cause.
  • Fur-Free Friday: Site includes anti-fur facts, photos, the history of the event and links to related sites. From CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade) and LCA (Last Chance For Animals). Not updated since 1999.
  • HSUS: Fur and Trapping: Articles and suggestions from their campaign to make trapping and the fur trade illegal. Includes Fur Free activist guide. From the Humane Society for the United States.
  • New York Times - The War Against the Fur Trade Backfires, Endangering a Way of Life: Native Canadians discuss the antifur campaigns of IFAW and Greenpeace that began in the late 1960's, and how the "Hollywood rich people, bleeding hearts and self-righteous groups" have killed the Inuit way of life and replaced it with oil, gas and mining interests. Free registration required.
  • Observer: Fur is all the rage as sales rise 35pc: Retailers believe fur's sudden popularity is partly fuelled by a new generation of consumers rebelling against the anti-fur movement and the political correctness of the Nineties.
  • Respect for Animals: Campaigns against the international fur trade, both fur farming and trapping. UK.
  • Scotsman: Gimme some skin: More than 300 designers have used fur in their shows this year, rolling back PETA's 1994 'I'd Rather Go Naked' campaign with Elle MacPherson, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell (only Turlington and MacPherson remain fur-free).
  • Telegraph: Gisele left exposed on catwalk by fur protest: Campaigners from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, invaded the runway during the Victoria's Secrets show in New York targeting one of the most prominent models to wear fur since it began to creep back into acceptability in fashion circles.
  • Telegraph: Pop singer brandishes skinned fox in protest against the fur trade: The singer Sophie Ellis Bextor and the photographer Mary McCartney, the daughter of the former Beatle, have donated their services to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for their campaign against the increasing popularity of fur.


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