RSPCA Survey Explores Attitudes Of British Women Toward Fur
At the time of the survey, 29% of British women had owned a fur coat at some point. Ownership was more common in older women (37% of those age 55+, versus 16% of those ages 16-24). A third of these “owners” claimed “never” to wear their fur coats. 86% of fur owners obtained their coats 3+ years ago.
Respondents were also asked to agree or disagree with a series of three statements:
“There should be a complete ban on the trapping of animals for their fur.” – Agree (83%), Disagree (10%), No opinion (7%).
“It is wrong to kill animals for their fur to make clothing.” – Agree (81%), Disagree (10%), No opinion (9%).
“I don’t object to animals being reared on farms for their fur.” – Agree (19%), Disagree (74%), No opinion (7%).