Taiwan joins the team, bans seal products

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Taiwan joins the team, bans seal products

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One thing is for sure: nobody is benefitting from the seal hunt anymore, with the possible exception of the politicians who use it some sort of intentionally misleading talking point. Last week, Taiwan announced that it would be banning the trade of commercial seal products.  This is lousy news for the flailing seal hunt industry,


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Johnny Weir: sometimes it’s easy to make ethical choices.

I’d like to call out Olympic skater Johnny Weir on his  response to people who decried his (cancelled) plans to wear fur trim on his uniform.  The Olympics may be over, but this kind of poor logic exists elsewhere and should be addressed: “I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible


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Cuteness

Oscar came from a fur farm. Male chinchillas are not used for their fur, but are instead only kept for breeding purposes. Since they are about half the size of a the females they are given access to multiple females. They can get into and out of the females’ areas, but the ladies can’t get


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Naked protesters say “Have a heart, don’t buy fur!”

As part of National Anti-Fur Day, we staged a protest downtown at the Bay here in Vancouver. There are protests happening in 17 22 cities across Canada (most on the 14th – the actual anti-fur day). 6 nude activists wearing big paper hearts were the centerpiece of the protest, with other activists holding signs or


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Looking back over the past year, I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish. Here are some of the highlights: As you may know, LBC launched our foie gras campaign last spring.  The campaign has generated so much media interest that we’ve been covered nearly thirty times by media outlets ranging from the


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Fur industry in trouble

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I just saw this article that appeared in the Vancouver Sun a couple of days ago. It’s unfortunately really only about the wild fur market, but it is good news for opponents of this cruel industry: http://www.vancouversun.com/industry+fears+bear+market+pelts/1127696/story.html Now if only the market for fur-farm fur were in the same trouble… For more information on the


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Fur sales at the Bay

Yesterday one of our directors went to the Bay at the Richmond Centre Mall and saw that they were holding a fur sale. The Bay holds these fur sales at different Bay locations each weekend throughout the winter season. Several weeks ago we disrupted one of theses sales at the Bay in downtown Vancouver. Security


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