the cruelty behind fur

Fur is perhaps one of the most well-known animal welfare issues. It remains a sizable industry and is responsible for the horrific treatment of millions of animals. With major markets in China, Russia, Europe, and the U.S., fur remains visible in many countries.

FOUR PAWS is fundamentally opposed to the killing of animals for their fur. The breeding of fur animals as well as trapping them in the wild to produce fashion or luxury items is cruel, unethical, and unnecessary.

Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

Activities & Achievements

#FurFreeEurope: What we've accomplished so far

The Truth About Fur

The Truth About Fur

Even a fur trim comes from extreme cruelty to animals 


Fur Farming

Majority of fur comes from caged and abused animals 


Fur trapping: What's the Issue?

Here's what you need to know about the industry

Rescued fox

Glimmer of Hope for Fur Animals

More and more fashion brands have pledged to ban real fur 


Fur Free Retailers

Brands that have taken a stand against fur


Fur or Fake

Four ways to tell the difference

Mink in a cage

Prevent the next pandemic

Call on global leaders to ban fur farming and other cruel practices

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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

It's Time to Close Fur Farms for Good!

The EU must listen to our voices – more than 1.5 million ask for a Fur Free Europe


For a fur-free future

Support our mission against the outrageous misleading of customers and complete disregard of animal welfare!