This Company Got in Trouble With Advertising Standards for Claiming Fur Is Ethical

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The Dutch fur industry tried to dupe the public into believing that its fur products are “100% ethically sourced”. But the Advertising Standards Agency agreed with PETA Netherlands that the industry’s claims are wholly unsubstantiated.

Furlab, a company set up to sell fur and promote its use, has been found to be in breach of the Dutch Advertising Code by misleading consumers with the “ethically sourced” claim. Raising and killing millions of animals every year for their fur can never be anything but a violent and bloody business. And in the Netherlands, the fur business is well and truly on the way out, as the Dutch ban on fur farming is due to take effect in 2024.

In their complaint, PETA Netherlands referenced investigations of fur farms in countries eligible for the fur industry’s “Origin Assured” label, a scheme which is supposed to guarantee that animals who were killed to make products were treated humanely. Of course, any such guarantee is utterly ridiculous.

It’s time for the fur industry to accept that there is no future in torturing animals for their skin and find a more humane way to make their money.

Use your voice to help stop this unethical industry. If you ever see fur on sale, please speak out.


  • martina schubert commented on June 11, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Stop this cruenty! !!!!

  • Ms Lindsay Attrill commented on June 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    It is disgusting and cruelty animal. Please stop it NOW.

  • Lesley baglee commented on June 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Its time this stopped there’s fake fur noe a days what’s wrong with people they do not care no thought about these poor animals needs to stop there’s no need for this cruelty

  • Vera Nash commented on June 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    This HAS to stop, and Stop NOW!!!

  • Christine bull commented on June 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Disgusting !!!

  • Georgina commented on June 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    This has to end……period

  • PRITHA GHOSH commented on June 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    you can not do this to with these animals as they they don’t protect themselves from your cruelty !!! Hate you man.. hate you from the bottom of my heart… STOP IT NOW…

  • nasim commented on June 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Its nasty and must stop, it is wrong.

  • moira brabender commented on June 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I am at a loss as to how anyone can say, taking fur from an animal’s back is ETHICAL. Worse still. to keep it a prisoner in a so called farm is not ETHICAL either. Animals and birds all have skins. Why on earth would anyone want to take them by cruel means and make them into FASHION? Surely to goodness, with the modern industries being able to make faux fur, there is no justification for taking an animal’s life anymore. Take a stand and DO NOT WEAR FUR.

    • Pauline Gerosa commented on June 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

      very good comment, much more constructive than just swearwords and venom thank you Moira. I would like to copy and spread your words if I may.

  • April Whalley commented on June 12, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Please stop this cruelty

  • Julie Cobb commented on June 12, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Anyone who has anything to do with fur trade is a heartless savage in my opinion.

  • Karen Campbell smith commented on June 12, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Sorry is there such a thing as ethically sourced fur !!! Seriously get real , it’s one thing eating meat but ripping animals skins off so you think you look sexy and attractive !!! No no no do the right thing and leave these beautiful living souls to live there life’s as nature intended and sleep well !!!!!!!!! Humans

  • kyoko amo commented on June 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    this is criminal

  • Jayant Upadhyay commented on June 12, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    A caption that “It is or maybe a cause of cruelty to animal” be made compulsory on all such products.

  • Brigitta MacMillan commented on June 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The frightening truth is that some people will say ANYTHING for money. They find a way to justify it to themselves.

  • Elaine cairney commented on June 12, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    fur- to high a price to pay for the initial owner of the fur

  • Gelisa Rivera commented on June 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Please stop abusing who can’t defend themselves. Our world needs a little more love.

  • Anne Kirkwood commented on June 13, 2016 at 12:54 am

    There is nothing humane about raising and killing animals for fur!

  • Dawn Mason commented on June 17, 2016 at 12:29 am


  • Taha Haq commented on June 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Sickening. I’m speechless, this company horrifically tortures and murders for greed.

  • SHANTANU BATTA commented on July 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    man….. worse than an animal…! stop this cruelty to creatures of god.

  • Mona Hlasny commented on September 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    How can these evil, wicked bastards torture innocent animals and NOTHING is done about it? Don’t these innocent animals have some kind of rights?

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