Get dog fur (and all fur) products out of Australia!
In 2004 Australia banned the import of fur from dogs and cats. However, tests by Humane Society International in February 2011 showed that dog fur items
could still be bought in Australia. And a broader investigation in May has shown that this was not just an isolated incident
Imported dog and cat fur products are often deliberately mislabeled as 'rabbit', 'fox' or 'raccoon dog' in an attempt to escape import bans in Australia, the EU and US. The bans are virtually impossible to police because of the difficulty of distinguishing between cat or dog fur and fur from other animals that can legally be imported.
Most fur comes from China
where there are no animal welfare laws. An estimated 2 million dogs and cats are killed for their fur
in China each year, but many millions more rabbits, mink, foxes and other animals are also victims of this industry; many are even skinned alive
Every fur product causes unnecessary cruelty and suffering — no matter which type of animal it was stolen from. Please help us call on the Australian Government to extend the import ban on dog and cat fur to include all fur products