Canada: Demand a Fur Labelling Act

  • by: The Fur-Bearers
  • target: MP Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Her heart ached. The fox kits born to her were starting to show their personalities. Their eyes had opened, and the roughhousing and play had begun. It wasn't outside the den, on a hill or in a meadow as she knew it should have been, but her kits were, for now happy to be playing, nipping at each other's paws, and, when tuckered out, curling up with her.

When the human came to take her kits, she cried and growled – but they easily pushed her aside. The kits were removed, and she was left alone, wondering what life may be for her two little boys, and the girl that spent her days bossing them around. She would wait in that cage, alone and wondering, until it was time for her to have another litter, and the horrible process would begin again.

Canadians are compassionate, and we know that, when presented with the truth about fur farms and trapping, they cringe, and turn away from the cruelty of fur. But the frightening truth is that there are no laws requiring fur products to be labelled.  The Fur-Bearers believe that all products with fur should be labelled with the common name of the species and the country of origin, so that all consumers can exercise their rights to choose products that fit their ethics and beliefs. Such regulations would also provide the opportunity for reparation when companies intentionally mislead, or have a pattern of unintentionally misleading consumers.

Please sign our petition to urge the federal government to create a Fur Labelling Act (similar to legislation in the United States) that would put into law these requirements to protect consumers, and ultimately, the fur-bearing animals who suffer for a commodity many don't know they're buying.

Dear Minister Bains,


Canadians are compassionate, and we know that, when presented with the truth about fur farms and trapping, they cringe, and turn away from the cruelty of fur. But the frightening truth is that there are no laws requiring fur products to be labelled. 


The Fur-Bearers believe that all products with fur should be labelled with the common name of the species and the country of origin, so that all consumers can exercise their rights to choose products that fit their ethics and beliefs. Such regulations would also provide the opportunity for reparation when companies intentionally mislead, or have a pattern of unintentionally misleading consumers.


We are petitioning the federal government to create a Fur Labelling Act (similar to legislation in the United States) that would put into law these requirements to protect consumers, and ultimately, the fur-bearing animals who suffer for a commodity many don’t know they’re buying.

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