The UK government ordered the country's last fur farm to close its doors back in 2003, but fur cruelty is now being imported from overseas.
The unnecessary suffering of animals for fur fashion is deplorable, whether the animal involved is a cat, a dog, or a seal, whose fur is already banned from UK trade by EU regulations, or a coyote, a fox, or a raccoon dog, whose fur is currently still allowed to be sold.
Opinion polls show continuously high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species – more than 80 per cent of British people believe that it's unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in this country. Brexit gives us an excellent opportunity to close our borders to the cruel, unnecessary, archaic fur trade and lead the way as the world's first fur-free nation.
Alongside other animal rights groups, we're calling on the government not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog, and seal fur during Brexit negotiations but also to extend that ban to cover the fur of all animals. Please sign our petition to help create a #FurFreeBritain.
Please End All Cruel Fur Imports
I am completely opposed to the immense suffering caused to more than 100 million animals each year in the international fur trade. I support the campaign to ban fur imports to the UK and create a #FurFreeBritain.
Inflicting cruelty on animals for frivolous fashion is deplorable. We should close our borders to this cruel trade, reflecting the view of more than 80% of Brits who believe that it's unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in this country. More and more countries are following the UK's lead and banning fur farming: banning fur imports would once again show the UK as a world leader on animal protection.
Please commit, through the Brexit negotiations, not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog and seal fur, but also to extend that import ban to cover all animals killed for their fur.