the vegan sprout

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, (APFA) is one of the oldest animal advocacy groups in Canada. Founded in the 30’s with a goal to promote humanely obtained furs and the development of humane traps, by the 70’s the association had begun to steer course in a different direction by opposing the commercial fur industry altogether. No longer believing in the possibility of ‘humane traps’, APFA now focuses on putting an end to the fashion fur trade in its entirety.

Managed by a volunteer board of directors, (many of whom have been involved with APFA for decades), the association’s main objectives are to abolish the commercial fur trade, to ban the import and sale of domestic dog and cat fur in Canada, and to create opportunities to co-exist with urban wildlife. Through their video footage, they were the first group to expose the Canadian fur trade and…

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