Fur Industry “Communication Plan” Obtained by FinalNail.com

The online fur farm list Final Nail has obtained an internal fur industry document titled “A Communications Plan for the North American Fur Industry.” The document is based on a focus group that was aimed to determine public opinions about fur. We will offer Final Nail’s synopsis of the document (its a big one, at 101 pages), as it summarizes the takeaways well:  The results are encouraging and a reminder of the power of the animal rights movement to shape public opinion: – Only one-in-five Americans (and 14% of women) think that trapping is conducted humanely. – Only one-quarter of Americans (19% of women) believe that mink and other animals on fur farms are raised humanely. – One-third of women (33%) cite “concerns about animals” as their reason for not wearing fur. The opinion poll was followed with a focus group conducted in New York City in March 2012. The group discussion revealed, “discomfort about wearing fur related to industry practices.” When presented with images of fur garments, focus group members reacted with feelings of warmth and luxury, but the images also suggested “animal death and cruelty.” It was clear that animal rights messages about fur, “have become part of society’s collective consciousness.” Communication Plan for the Fur...

List of NAFA Wild Fur Receiving Depots

CAFF has obtained a list “wild fur receiving depots” in the United States. This list is provided to trappers and provides them with contact info for people who will take their dead animals and send them to North American Fur Auction (NAFA). The people and businesses on this list function as middlemen between the trappers and NAFA. View the list of wild fur receiving depots here. NAFA Fur Trapper Receiving...

CAFF Obtains Bulletin for American Mink Council Conference Call

CAFF has obtained a bulletin sent out to fur farmers and other members of the fur farming trade group American Mink Council, announcing a June 2012 conference call. View a scan of the bulletin here. American Mink Council Conference Call Bulletin You can view a scan of the bulletin by clicking the link above, or read the text of the bulletin below. “American Mink Council Conference call ~June 7,2012 AMC Directors, there will be a conference call Thursday June 7,2012. Herman Jansen will be commenting on the recent CMBA Code of Practice Meeting held in Toronto on this coming Tuesday & Wednesday, we will have him start it off the conference call, and share with us what the CMBA proposals are. Then we will excuse Herman from the call and have a brief discussion on the recent May Sale. We realize what an extremely busy time ofyear this is so we will make this as brief as possible. If any AMC Director is unable to make this conference call please let me know in advance, Thanks. This Conference Call will be earlier than usual, 6:00 pm Eastern time, 5:00 pm Central time ~ 4:00 pm Mountain time ~ and 3:00 pm Pacific time. Toll Free 1-888-204-5987 ~ Your access code is 8413189 Conference Call Agenda * CMBA Code ofPractice Meeting Discussion (Guest, Herman Jansen) * May Sale discussion American Mink Council P.O. Box 548 ~ Morgan, UT. 84050 Phone & Fax 801-829-6753″...

North American Fur Auctions on “Animal Rights Extremism”

North American Fur Auctions on “Animal Rights Extremism”

We are posting an excerpt from a recent issue of “NAFA News”, the newsletter of North American Fur Auction, the large auction house and pelt processor. While the newsletter is largely dull and devoid of anything useful (although, still more interesting than the United Vaccines newsletter), we felt one particular excerpt was interesting: A page dedicated to “animal rights extremism”. View a PDF of this article here. NAFA on Animal Rights Extremism (click to enlarge) (Click to...

Fur Farmers Receive “Security Bulletin” about CAFF

Coalition Against Fur Farms has received a Fur Commission USA “security bulletin” that was sent out to fur farmers, warning them of the re-launching of CAFF – and telling them to contact law enforcement about the information we post. While we are flattered to be warranting this attention from the fur industry, Michael Whelan (aka Michael James) has clearly not read our mission statement: our intention with the information we post is not for it to be used for illegal activity. However with an industry as twisted and deranged as fur farming, any lifting of the veil of secrecy is perceived as a dangerous threat. We are pleased that we are having an impact, albeit not in the way we intended. The full text of the security bulletin email is as follows: “Fur Commission USA Security Alert – New Farm Postings June 25th, 2012 Our opponents have been listing fur farm addresses for years, and for the recent past, most farmers have been left alone.  A website (www.coalitionagainstfurfarms.com) has been postings “newly discovered” addresses of fur farms, in addition to other industry information since the beginning of May. We believe that the farm information is gathered through business filings, in addition to satellite and on-the-ground reconnaissance (they do not appear to be sure of the operational status of many of the ranches.) Please be aware that no US fur farm is entirely safe from attack, but proper security precautions can “harden the target” and send a would-be attacker elsewhere. We urge all ranchers to check their security and be aware of any suspicious vehicles and/or persons near the property. Remember, Fur Commission USA is available to perform a security assessement on your facility, free of charge. Please inform your local law enforcement agency of the list at www.finalnail.com and the postings that appear on www.coalitionagainstfurfarms.com Distributed by Michael Whelan Fur Commission...