How Canada gets dog and cat fur from China
Canada has no restrictions on fur imports, except for endangered species.
According to Industry Canada, 60 per cent of all fur garments that enter Canada come from China, trade worth about $12 million annually.
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DOG and CAT FUR
Each year, approximately 2 million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their fur. Investigations have revealed that these animals are killed throughout Asia and their skins are used to make trim on coats, toys, hats, figurines and other products.
Even though the United States ( USA Federal Trade Commission, Dog and Cat Protection Act 2000) and the European Union (European Union, regulation (EC) No. 1523/2007) banned the import and sale of dog and cat fur, it remains legal to import and sell dog and cat fur in Canada.
Nobody wants fashion at the price of pets’ lives. Tell the Canadian Government to ban imported dog and cat furs. Sign & tell a friend today!
Tell the Canadian government to stop importing products containing cat and dog fur.
Ban the Dog & Cat Fur Trade
Cats and dogs—and seals—are subjected to unspeakable cruelty as they are slaughtered for their fur, which is traded on international markets. Shockingly, some Canadian government officials want to keep our borders open to cat and dog fur—because they feel a ban on cat and dog fur might compromise their ability to take action against nations that have banned seal product trade.
Canadians want cats, dogs AND seals protected from the international fur trade. Canada must ban its trade in cat and dog fur, and stop working to promote the globally condemned sealing industry.
Please contact Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Tell him that as a Canadian voter, and on behalf of what Canadians stand for, you demand he take action now to ban cat and dog fur. Please also let him know that you strongly oppose all attempts by the Canadian government to challenge nations that have banned seal product trade.