THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF FUR BEARING ANIMALS (APFA)
'A non for profit group working to end the commercial fur trade'
The #MakeFurHistory campaign was started by The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) and The Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) with the support of Lush Cosmetics. Images and videos of mink and fox in fur farms across Canada show the reality of the suffering these animals are forced to endure. These animals are forced to live and die in conditions that do not meet any of their basic behavior or biological needs and all for the sake of an unnecessary luxury item. There is a clear need to raise awareness of the plight facing animals on these factory-style fur farms. LUSH Cosmetics, as a proud supporter of both organizations and advocates for animal welfare, gladly joined the duo of non-profits in the campaign. #MakeFurHistory is aimed at raising awareness for consumers and the general public, as well as encouraging governments to get further involved in regulating the commercial fur trade. By taking the fur-free pledge to #MakeFurHistory, world citizens are showing their compassion.
Together, we will #MakeFurHistory.
About The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
The Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals was formed under the British Columbia Society’s Act in 1953 with the goal of ending the cruelty of the fur trade. Leading up to this formation, concerned citizens worked with trappers to develop ‘humane’ traps that would eliminate cruelty. But by the 1960s, it was determined by the organization that this was not possible, and as fur is an unnecessary commodity, the focus of APFA changed. Today, the Association focuses on trapping, fur farms and the dog and cat fur trade, in addition to a broad Living With Wildlife campaign for municipalities and landowners.
The Association is entirely funded by private donations and receives no government funding.