Dogs and Cats Slaughtered for
Canada's Role Unveilled - Campaign starts today
For immediate release, October 25, 2005: The
fur from skinned dogs and cats can be legally sold in Canada, and
it can be sold without any identifying label. "This gruesome
product, along with all fur, has a strange exemption from Canada's
labelling laws. These dogs and cats are also exempt from Canada's
cruelty laws because they are being killed overseas," says
Aimee Johnson of Fur-Bearer Defenders.
About two million dogs and cats a year are being brutally slaughtered
and killed for the international fur trade.
Eight major nations have banned dog and cat fur products, including
the United States. Now, a 25-country ban is being considered across
the European Union. Vocal advocates in Europe include Sir Paul McCartney
and his wife Heather Mills McCartney. "Canada is going to become
a major target market for these furs if regulations aren't quickly
put in place. Canada is inviting dog and cat fur in," says
Fur-Bearer Defenders has compiled and carefully selected scenes
from video footage taken by undercover investigators in Asia, of
the fur trade's dogs and cats. This compilation will show Canadians,
powerfully, (but without unnecessary gore) the atrocious origins
of these cat and dog fur products. TV quality beta tapes are available.
Canada and China, already major trading partners, are poised to
double trade by 2010. "It is imperative that Canadians speak
out now against this cruelty," says Johnson. Fur-Bearer Defenders
is taking this issue, today for the first time, to the Canadian
people. Our brand new website www.DogCatFur.com is an information
resource and features an online version of the video.
"Fur-Bearer Defenders is urging people nationwide to help
us BAN dog and cat fur in Canada, and end Canada's role in these
killings," says Johnson.
Fur-Bearer Defenders is a Vancouver based, national non-profit
society, with a long history of responsible advocacy to stop fur
trade cruelty and protect fur-bearing animals. - 30 - Contact: Aimee
Johnson, Fur-Bearer Defenders Day phone: 604-435-1850 After hours:
778-227-0045 Photos from the undercover investigation in Asia avaliable.
3727 Renfrew Street Vancouver, B.C., V5M 3L7
Phone: 604-435-1850 Fax: 604-435-1840
New Website: www.DogCatFur.com
Main Website: www.BanLegholdTraps.com
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