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Fur industry celebrates spite, hate – and we must rise above them

The Truth About Fur Facebook page is a celebration of hate and spite. With the clear goal of advocating for trapping, fur farms and the entire fur industry, it’s not all that surprising to us. Last week they shared an image of musician Kid...
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Episode 217: The State of the Beaver

How do beavers revive watersheds and help combat climate change? Those were the questions poised to experts and advocates at the recent State of the Beaver conference in Oregon. Hosted by the South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership, the 2015 State...
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How trolls are ruining the internet – and hurting the animals

We’ve all been there: you read an article online and try to leave a rational, logical comment to provide your opinion or challenge debate. And then all hell breaks loose. Whether they’re simply people who enjoy causing havoc or actual...
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Go shopping and support The Fur-Bearers with Shanalogic.com!

We are making your March dreams come true: every time you order from Shanalogic.com , you’ll be supporting our work! Shanalogic.com , a bastion of handmade beautiful jewellery, clothing and accessories, has teamed up with The Fur-Bearers for a...
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Tragedy strikes The Graziere Ranch, Liebenberg family

Our good friend and wildlife advocate Louise Liebenberg has experienced a horrific tragedy. Early this week, her barn in High Prairie (Alberta), burned down. Thirty ewes and lambs, Border Collie Ginger, seven future livestock guardian puppies and...
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Compassion is everywhere: even Northern Ontario

Trappers would have you believe that everyone in Northern Ontario likes to trap and hunt wildlife. They say that if you don’t live in these rural areas, you simply couldn’t understand. But one compassionate couple is proving them wrong...
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Scientists capture greenhouse gasses as they enter, warm the atmosphere

If you’ve been an unbeliever, your time is up. A group of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California have definitively shown that carbon dioxide is warming the planet, reports the Seattle Times . “...
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NPR lets down the animals in fur interview

America’s publicly-funded radio station let down the animals in a recent interview with a fashion writer who heralded the use of fur on the runways. NPR, which prides itself on being independent and without corporate overseers, interviewed...
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Your voices heard: MP Libby Davies submits dog and cat fur petitions

Thousands of signatures opposing the importation of dog and cat fur were introduced to the House of Commons last week by MP for Vancouver East Libby Davies . The petitions, which have been signed across the country by our members and supporters,...
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Calgary Herald does good for skunks after culling petition starts

It’s not unusual for people to put up a stink in the early spring, when skunks are starting to look for food and mates. In Calgary, one resident is looking for a lethal solution. Fortunately, the Calgary Herald has done its job and offered a...
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