Fur

The Fur Industry Has a Very Dark Side

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

In the wake of a shocking investigation into a fox and mink fur factory farm last August by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks, the fur industry's PR machine has subjected the public to a slew of spin, hoping to obfuscate and isolate the troubling findings.

Is Canada Goose Afraid of Facing an 11-Year-Old Girl?

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Kornelsen

Eleven-year-old Jasmine was one of about 40 people who gathered at Canada Goose headquarters to hand-deliver 5,000 signed postcards imploring CEO Dani Reiss to stop using real real coyote fur on Canada Goose jackets and hats. Jasmine was met by security, who jumped in front of her as she approached the front door.

The Only Thing Green About Fur Is Profit

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Shannon Kornelsen

The mass slaughter of wildlife isn't the only thing unsustainable about the fur industry. Eighty percent of Canada's fur comes from factory farming, one of the most resource intensive and polluting industries on the planet. Yet the Fur Council of Canada's "Fur is Green" campaign remains largely unchallenged.

To Fur Or Not To Fur: Is Animal Hair The Hottest Fashion Trend For 2013?

CP | Rita Devlin Marier, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Style

MONTREAL - It can be difficult to walk a city block in Montreal these days without coming across a coyote, lynx, fox or raccoon.Fur seems to be everyw...

Did Your Parka Kill My Dog? The Animal Suffering Behind Fur Trim

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Kornelsen

About 75 metres in, Rob's dog Pippin let out a yelp, and Rob ran towards the sound of her voice. To his horror, he found she had been caught by a Conibear trap placed within 30 feet of the trail (a completely legal act). He fought relentlessly to free her, but could not release the springs. After crying over Pippin's body in the snow for nearly half an hour, he was unable to remove the trap, so he carried her to his vehicle with it still attached. She died in his arms after several minutes of struggle. It took heavy tools and an angle grinder to remove the trap from Pippin's body.

What the Ikea Monkey Revealed About Animal Treatment in Canada

Lisa Kramer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Lisa Kramer

This poor juvenile rhesus macaque was found wandering through an IKEA parking lot in Toronto a few days ago, and he quickly became an international Internet sensation. In similar circumstances in recent memory, law enforcement agents have been known to shoot wayward animals, send them to zoos, or return them to their irresponsible human caretakers.