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RSPCA Australia is opposed to the use of any animal where the purpose of their death is primarily to produce a non-essential luxury item like fur or skin. Fur and leather is sourced by either trapping or farming an animal just for its fur, or as byproducts of the other production industries. In
As long as people are happy to buy and wear animal fur, this trade will continue to exist.
If you are opposed to the use of fur, there are a number of things you can do. Don’t buy any fur or skin products unless you know that they were produced humanely and as a byproduct of the meat industry. Bear in mind that most fur products sold in Australia are imported and would not meet this standard. You could also lend your support to the Fur Free Alliance at http://www.infurmation.com/. This is a global coalition of animal welfare organisations that have banded together to take action against fur farming. WSPA International represents RSPCA Australia in this coalition.
You can get involved and support this campaign via this website by signing the petition, taking the fur free pledge, supporting fur free retailers, spreading the word, writing to your local paper, and downloading email banners and posters. If you have a creative side you could even get involved in the annual Design Against Fur Awards.