WSPA’s Investigation Into The Global Fur Trade: Things We Need To Know
This article summarizes facts and statistics about fur farming and the fur trade internationally. The report highlights laws banning certain types of fur farming and how many animals are killed for fur. The report shows that most fur (85%) is produced on fur farms. Excluding rabbits, an estimated 50 million animals are killed on fur farms each year. If rabbits are included the number of animals killed on fur farms is thought to be over one billion.
- Mink and fox are the most common non-domesticated species killed for fur.
- Fur farming is banned in the UK, Austria and Croatia. Other countries (for example, Switzerland) have legislation that effectively outlaws fur farming.
- No single country has imposed a complete ban on both fur production and fur trading.
- Denmark and China are the largest producers fo fur.
- The U.S. is the 5th largest producer of fur.
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