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ACTION ALERT: Share your disgust with the government on muskrat fur hat reversal

It’s hard to write this, our hands are shaking so much. Shortly after we announced our victory with the RCMP phasing out the use of muskrat-fur hats in regular cold weather conditions, the government announced they would force a reversal on the decision. We are in shock and we are ...
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Gap feels the heat and drops fur from lineup

It took a few days and a whole lot of voices, but it worked: the Gap has stopped selling fur products. According to The Dodo , the Gap’s brand Piperlime, featured fur. But over 50,000 signatures on a petition – and a lot of social media attention – drove the ...
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‘Never seen so much garbage left out’ says WildSafeBC coordinator

Animal lovers are all aware that bears are out and about, looking to fatten up for the coming winter months. But in Castlegar, a community west of Nelson, BC, the lessons of being bear wise seem to have fallen off the radar of residents. As reported in the Castlegar News ...
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Boycott The Shopping Channel until they pull real fur products

It’s hard to believe that a Canadian company would stoop so low. We were informed this week by two supporters that The Shopping Channel’s website was now host to several real fur products – ranging from trims to collars to boots. But what disgusts us is the response that one ...
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World Animal Day in Calgary

Celebrate World Animal Day in Calgary with Pages at the Plaza on October 4, 2014. From 11 am to 2 pm, special guest speakers Dr. Olivier Berreville (Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)), Else Poulson (author of Barle’s Story) and Animal Defenders International will discuss their causes with ...
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VICTORY AT LAST: RCMP drops muskrat fur hat from uniform

It’s barely believable, but it’s true: after decades of campaigning, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have announced their decision to replace muskrat fur hats from their standard cold-weather uniforms. Since the 1970s, under the leadership of George and Bunty Clements, APFA has rallied against the RCMP for their use of ...
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HSUS uncovers another Kohl’s lie

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has again caught clothier Kohl’s in a lie. In a recent announcement, HSUS provided evidence that a fur-trimmed coat being sold as ‘faux fur’ was in fact the skin and fur of a raccoon dog from China. This is not the first ...
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Top designers linked to inhumane treatment of rabbits

A massive investigation in Spain has unveiled the horrific conditions forced upon rabbits kept for their fur – and connected these tragic realities to the fashion designers who fund them. The Sparrow Project has reported that Last Chance for Animals (LCA) linked their investigative footage with top designers Marc Jacobs, ...
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UPDATE: Cougar brutally shot by wildlife officers in Calgary

Your voices are being heard! Within 48 hours of the news of the brutally shot cougar in Calgary – and your posting, reposting and commenting on our blog and call to action – the Minister of Justice in Alberta announced he was opening an investigation into the incident. According to ...
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Episode 149: Protecting wolves on the prairies

The shocking news out of Saskatchewan that an additional 100 permits for hunting and trapping wolves in Wildlife Management Zone 49 made a splash across our social media platforms last week. In our blog , we told you that the Ministry of Environment is responding to an alleged increase in ...
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