Dropping demand put fur in free fall in 2020

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December 7, 2020 0Comments

Dropping demand put fur in free fall in 2020

In the United States, the mink industry had its worst year on record. The number of mink bred and killed for their fur in China, Finland and Canada has also declined in recent years.Photo by iStock.com

The year 2020 has seen phenomenal progress in our work to end the use of fur. Nations moved to announce an end to fur production and/or sales, citing the “immoral” nature of this trade that results in the suffering and death of millions of animals each year for nothing more than a coat or trim on a purse. More retailers moved to end fur sales this year as well, building upon our successes on this front in previous years.

The coronavirus pandemic added more urgency to ending the trade, after mink in 10 nations tested positive for the virus. The Netherlands and Denmark even recorded transmissions of the virus…

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