elvish mythsAlright, you’ve probably outgrown elvish myths, but have you ever thought what lies beneath fur myths? These lies have to be busted. So there are false facts told by pseudo-peta activist, who have been demonizing fur industry for so many years. Do you believe their myths? Today I’m going to bust these 9 myths told by this “friendly” society. After all fur is green and historical. 

Fur, Haut-couture, luxurious and ready-to-wear. For a long time fur industry was fashionable so as responsible. But there were some horrible year when society was against fur industry and some parts of it still is. Since 1998 international fur trade has been increasing. Even if fur business is strong, it as has to fight off those myth’s shadows. Just look at these 9 myths that we are going to fight off. Why are they entirely wrong?

I. Myth of treating animals badly in fur breeding farms

FACT: It’s a LIE

Why is it a lie? Any pet owner knows that the condition of animal’s coat depends on the care they receive. If fur industry have been breeding and treating animals carelessly, their fur would look just like they were been treated. That is why fur farmers give the best conditions for their animals. It includes the best sanitary housing, feeding and even dispatching. It is as humane, painless as possible. Scientist have been researching the environment of fur bearing animals, how are they treated. The fur myth number one have been busted. 

II. Myth of unregulated fur trade

FACT: It’s a LIE

Why is it a lie? State, national and international laws regulates fur trades and if you break any law that has something to do with fur trade, you’ll have to pay fines or even go to court. A lawful and professional fur trader has to fit these industry codes and practices.  What do these regulations cover? It begins with animal welfare and ends with the environmental regulations. Therefore fur trades must engage with government in order to ensure these laws and to be socially and ecologically responsible farmers. For centuries they fallowed the best fur animal welfare practices.

Fairy myths

III. Myth of fake fur sustainability

FACT: It’s a LIE

It has been said that faux fur is more sustainable, but it’s a lie. Fake furs are made out of non-renewable and environmentally unfriendly, petroleum based products, while natural fur is a renewable source fabric. Real, genuine fur have a life span of 20-30 years and it’s highly durable, not like faux fur. So why do you have to fake your believes?

IV. Myth of fur farming un-ecological and harmful to environment 

FACT: It’s a LIE

Fur farming is actually environmentally friendly and it has many benefits to environment. For instance it is a natural and renewable resource. In fur farms animals (minks) are fed with by-products. These animals help to recycle waste (abattoirs, fish plants ) that usually goes to waste. Besides fur, minks produce fine oils for skin, so s waterproof leather. So fur bearers by-procuds are ecological and environmental. Biofuels out of minks are used a the second generation biofuel. Even in cement, or for heating we can use farmed mink carcasses.

V. Myth of using domestic cats and dogs for fur 

FACT: It’s a LIE

It is a lie, because North American and European international fur traders fallow the law, which bans them from using domestic cats or dogs for fur. And it’s not just for the sake of the law, professional furies can distinct good from bad, lawful from illegal. They believe in voluntary work and responsibility. Domestic cats and dogs are never used for fur farming. Wild animals have been the main source of fur for thousand of years and so it should stay this way. Fur traders supports all governmental legislation and they fight against illegal use of domestic animals.

VI. Myth of trading endangered animals for fur

FACT: It’s a LIE

Most trapped wild animal are predators. In order to control them and save eco-system, farmers hunt them. These programs for wildlife management are actually useful. The conservation principle of some of the most dangerous wild beats is useful as well. IFF ( International fur federation) made sure to sponsor these projects.  So it is the opposite of this myth, fur traders tend to save those endangered species from wild beasts. 

Myths in the woods

VII.Myth of trapping wild animals and leaving them to suffer in unregulated traps

FACT: It’s a LIE

It’s surely false, even animals that are being trapped for pest or environmental control, aren’t left unattended and irresponsible. There is an international agreement within fur traders and farmers, so that they treat animals as humane as possible. Animals must be put to rest quickly and without suffering. All the trap-lines that are put outside must be visited daily. 

VIII. Myth of clubbing baby seals for the fur trade

FACT: It’s a LIE

Since 1985 it’s been illegal to hunt baby seals and it still is. Only trained marksmen are allowed to hunt adult seals with rifles and there are strict quotas for that. Every seal hunt must be independently monitored. IFF supports these efforts of lawful and standard hunting. Adult seal hunt is also useful for preserving fish stocks in the ocean.  


IX. Myth of skinning animals while they are still alive 

FACT: It’s a LIE

Last but not least, myth number nine.  It is a lie that fur traders skin animals while they are still alive. It’s illegal to do so in every fur producing and trading countries. Of course professionals encourage these anti-cruelty laws. They believe that it’s there responsibility to put fur bearers to rest as humanly as possible. It’s not just unlawful to skin alive animal so as unethical. Before skinning process, animal must be dead for at least several hours. 

 Believe in responsible fur farming, trapping truth and forget those myths.