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    Members are the life-blood of our Association. We receive no government funding and rely on our members to help carry out our much needed work.

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    The Defenders are our monthly donors. Likely one of our most important assets The Defenders provide a stable platform for us to carry out our work. Join The Defenders today!

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    Our annual event brings together wildlife experts from around the world to discuss non-lethal alternatives for living with wildlife.

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    Throughout the year we attend a variety of events and festivals to promote our wildlife programs and educate people on the trade, find out where we will be next.

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    Trapping and Wildlife

    Aren't traps illegal in Canada?

    Hundreds of thousands of fur-bearing animals are killed or maimed by traps each year in Canada. But many Canadians are unaware that these traps are even used or what kind of suffering they cause.

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    Environment

    Is fur a ‘green’ option?

    Many of the terms commonly employed by the fur industry are neither well defined nor regulated under the law. Canada’s Competition Act does not specifically restrict the use of terms like “environmentally friendly”.

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  • THE ISSUES

    Fur Farming

    Learn the truth about fur farming

    Farmed mink and fox spend their short, miserable lives trapped in tiny wire cages stacked together in long sheds, where they eat, sleep, urinate and defecate.

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    Fashion

    Fur in Fashion?

    Cruelty has never looked good on anyone. Find out how fur is used in the fashion industry and the alternatives available to living a fur-free lifestyle.

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    Living with wildlife

    There are non-lethal solutions for co-existing with wildlife

    From beavers to bears to coyotes and skunks there are alternatives for living peaceful with wildlife. Learn all about our Living with Wildlife programs.

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    Dog and cat fur

    It is legal to buy and sell dog and cat fur in Canada!

    Did you know millions of dogs and cats are slaughtered every year and their fur can be sold right here in Canada? Learn more about the dog and cat fur trade.

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Fur Farms

Did you know there are over 200 fur farms killing millions of mink and fox in Canada?
Their suffering is preventable. Help us shut down fur farms now.
 

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Living With Beavers

Over half of the species on Earth depend on the wetlands that beavers create. Despite their importance, beavers are often killed because their dams can cause flooding. We can save them with your help!

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Make Fur History

Every Year over 100 million animlas are killed for their fur. Join the movement and help #MakeFurHistory!

 

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Humane Education

The Fur-Bearers now offers FREE downloadable resources for teachers and community groups! As well, we offer 1/2 hour and 1 hour classroom presentations. 

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Latest Videos

We have launched our latest - and largest ever - anti-fur campaign: #MakeFurHistory. We have worked with LUSH Cosmetics and the Montreal SPCA to unveil this shocking footage we obtained over recent months. Learn more at MakeFurHistory.com. Together, we can #MakeFurHistory.

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The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) provides practical and hands-on solutions for communities to coexist with wildlife.

We also like to think of ourselves as the official opposition to Canada's commercial fur trade.

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