Next Time You See Someone Wearing Fur…

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They sit next to you on the train, they walk past you at the supermarket and they might even work in your office – so when you see someone wearing fur, it’s good to be prepared. It’s hard to believe, I know, but many people who wear fur still have absolutely no idea what happens to animals who are killed for their skins. Or perhaps they think that if the jacket is “vintage“, somehow that makes it alright – and they need you to let them know it isn’t! With that in mind, we’ve created some business card–style information cards that give the skinny on fur.

So the next time a fur-wearer crosses your path, ask him or her if the fur is real. If the response is “Yes”, politely let the person know that there is nothing fashionable about wearing the skin of a tortured animal. Tell him or her that animals used for fur are anally electrocuted or have their skulls bashed in or their necks broken. Explain that millions of animals, including cats and dogs, are skinned alive for their fur – all in the name of vanity. And please, make it clear that saving animals is as simple as choosing synthetic alternatives instead of real fur.

Because animals can’t speak up for themselves, we have to do it for them. No matter how shy or inhibited you may be, always say something to people who wear fur. So the next time you spot someone wearing fur or fur trim, let them know what happens to animals who are killed for their skin – and give them a card if you have one.

Get in touch, and we’ll send you a pack of cards so that you can spread the word.



  • Sharni Crossthwaite commented on November 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Please send me some fur cards.
    187 Ninth Street
    Mildura 3500

  • Matt commented on November 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Please don’t leave personal address details on the blog, email using the “Get in touch” link below the image of the back of the fur card and send it to us instead

    • Libby commented on November 29, 2011 at 2:53 am

      I cannot get the ‘Get In Touch’ link to work for me because I don’t use Outlook Express on my computer. Is there an email address I can use instead to apply for the free information cards on fur? Thankyou.

  • Sue commented on November 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Can I suggest a campaign in Waitrose in Richmond (Surrey)? As soon as the temperature drops the whole place is simply crawling with pasty-faced old hags draped in dead animals…

  • Vicky commented on November 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I think that companies who don’t use fur eg marks and spencers and designer establishments ought to have things like this up in their windows to get the meassage across. Some people think that anti fur is just propaganda and hypocritical if someone has as much as a pair of leather shoes. It is important that celebrities stop usig this and influence impressionable children to think that it is glamourous.

    Saw an article today that revealed Beyonce and Kate Hudson wore fur, not in keeping with their sweetie pie sexy images. Thank goodness for Pamela Anderson and Alec Baldwin keeping up the right message in Hollywood!! Also remember that McDonalds and KFC still ring the cruelty bell and to purchase BUAV approved cosmetics, together we can make a difference…

  • Sarah commented on December 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    It is time more pressure was put on the Chinese communities residing in the UK to make them feel embarrassed about their home country’s sadistic practices.
    People always seem to talk about how wonderful Chinese culture is and my answer is “yes, if you support cruelty to animals.” The true face of China is not shown as much as it should be and it is thanks to Peta that we have been made aware. Equally, pressure should be put on our Government who trade with such barbaric nations. In my opinion, when the Chinese Prime Minster came to visit a few months ago animal rights campaigners should have been out in force.

  • Fiona commented on September 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    There’s been a lot of progress on fur campaigns in the UK in the last thirty years but there seems to be a bit of a backslide happening – perhaps people are getting complacent and think it no longer happens – lets spotlight the countries who still farm and from whom we import – all those ‘little trims’ creeping in through the back door again.

  • Cait commented on July 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Although myself, I wouldn’t bother anyone wearing fur, its important to approach these people without yelling at them or insulting them.

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