Millions of animals are suffering around the world for fashion every year. Many are caged, mutilated and face a brutal death for our clothing choices. FOUR PAWS has been working to help end fur farming for over 30 years. We are committed to ending mulesing in Australia, stamp out the live plucking of ducks and geese internationally, and are raising awareness of the fate of wildlife who are used for exotic leather.
Fur Animals: Suffering for Fashion
Despite remarkable progress, millions of foxes, minks, rabbits, cats, dogs and raccoon dogs continue to be brutally farmed and slaughtered for their fur every year
There's plenty of fur-free fashion – the Fur Free Retailer tells you where. FOUR PAWS Australia is the Australian representative of the Fur Free Retailer program, connecting brands to the global program.
Down is a common filling material used in fashion and textiles worldwide, and is especially used by fashion brands who cater for winter or outdoor apparel. There is a dark side to this fluffy textile, with millions of bird enduring horrific suffering for their feathers.
Mulesing is currently performed on approx 70% of Merino wool sheep in Australia. Due to the suffering caused, mulesing has been banned in New Zealand, however, it can still be legally performed in Australia, and without any pain relief.