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"Fur Is Green" Is Greenwash! Please Sign @ Avaaz Petition!


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Roxy
- 473 days ago - avaaz.org
The slogan "fur is green" is a barrier to building fruitful dialog on the issue of honesty on climate change impact and on the issue of fur farming, There is no question that the fur industry relative to its size leaves a very large carbon footprint



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Roxy H. (334)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:26 am
The Fur Council of Canada’s slogan “fur is green” is used to sell fur. The true nature of fur in the 21st century is far from “green.” In study by C E Delft, Holland, 2011, the carbon footprint for fur from raised mink was found to be very large indeed. Fur fails the “green” test on that basis alone. Alan Herscovici, Exec VP of the Fur Council of Canada must stop using this self-serving slogan “fur is green”, which is now being used at a heavy cost to wild animals in captivity, trapped wild fur animals and climate change impact. Please help us win the fight to abolish “fur is green” by signing this Petition.

Advertising regulators of Great Britain, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, and Italy forbid “green” branding of fur. Canada must follow suite. As the signatures on this Petition keep rolling in, Canada’s Competition Bureau must soon realize that it cannot continue to allow the branding of fur as “green.”

Others before me have complained about the use of the slogan “fur is green” It is used by Alan Herscovici of the Fur Council of Canada and he remains unfazed by his critics. I have taken it upon myself to openly oppose this low form of greenwashing by starting this Petition. The slogan “fur is green” is a barrier to building fruitful dialog on the issue of honesty on climate change impact and on the issue of fur farming, Please sign. Your signature taken together with all the other signatures may be a small step overall, but certainly a good step to make a better world


To find out exactly what Alan Herscovici means by “fur is green” you need to look no further than the website of The Fur Council of Canada. It states that “fur is green” is: “A public relations campaign explaining the ethical values of the Canadian fur trade and correcting misconceptions circulated by eco-fundamentalists. Visit www.furisgreen.com” ----

Alan Herscovici portrays the fur industry as sustainable, ecological, natural, renewable, environmentally sound, etc. The trouble is that he has not substantiated his “green” claim with evidence and he doesn’t seem to understand the full implications of the “green” terminology that he uses. Instead, what has done is simply appropriated and used “green” in a vendetta against advocates of animal rights.

“Green” and “carbon footprint” are not just empty buzz words. They are a measure of products' and services' impact on climate change. The accepted science to make this measurement is by Life Cycle Analysis. The carbon footprint of mink fur was compared to other fabrics by CE Delft in 2011. The climate change impact of fur is 12 times that of cotton and 20 times that of acrylics. The biggest factor accounting for mink fur’s poor score is the large quantity of feed consumed by mink. It takes 563kg of feed to produce 1kg of fur.

CE Delft also compared mink fur finished clothing with faux furs for the life of the products from the time they are bought until and including their disposal. “A natural mink fur product will always have a higher environmental impact than faux fur, even when the lowest possible impact is used for the feed of the mink.”


There is no question that the fur industry relative to its size leaves a very large carbon footprint and it is wrong to call this industry “green."
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:52 am
Fur is green... Pffttt!!!

If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.
2,562 signers.
 

jeanne schreurs (204)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:15 am
If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:19 am
noted
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:29 am
There's only one way fur can be green - when it's faux and painted/dyed green.
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:32 am
N&S
 

(0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:57 am
Thank you for signing my petition: "fur is green" is greenwash!

Every single person who joins strengthens our call for action.

Thanks for posting Candy.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:34 am
Noted and signed - these sub humans brainwash themselves, really!
 

Sandra Penna (109)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:36 am
noted and signed, thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:39 am
Signed.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:49 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
2,600 signers. Let's reach 3,000
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:49 am
already signed, thanks
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:52 am
When can human related suffering to other living lives be stopped?
 

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:28 am
signed and noted thanks
 

paula eaton (30)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:40 am
Signed. Fur is murder. Millions die horribly for human vanity. Only a heartless vain person wears fur.
 

caroline s. (79)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:37 am
Signed, OF COURSE!! }:-((
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:36 pm
signed & noted
 

Patricia E. G. (57)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:47 pm
I have signed & noted this petition.
Thank you Roxy.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:00 pm
Signed
 

Razzbarry F. (30)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!. and alerted Gerald Comeau ‏@la1911mpe the owner of the petition that it is posted :)
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:50 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you, Roxy.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:24 pm
Petition sigend. Thanks Roxy
 

Pam Parsons (10)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:09 pm
SIGNED. FUR IS RED for all the animals tortured and killed.
 

Dori C. (17)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:23 pm
signed.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:24 pm
Signed.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:44 pm
Prev signed-thx Roxy!
 

Jaime A. (35)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:07 pm
DONE.
 

Marliese B. (64)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:16 pm
noted and signed
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:10 pm
N&S. 563 kg of dead animal feed to produce 1kg fur. Those that wear fur a not just vain they are insane!
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 12:14 am
Canada must follow suite, and Sweden too!!!!!

Love
 

Keith H. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 12:22 pm
Signed
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:41 pm
S&N
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:26 pm
Signed
 

Judy C. (101)
Friday September 13, 2013, 3:39 pm
Fur is green? NOT! Signed. Thanks, Roxy.
 

Linda Rolf (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 2:49 pm
No one needs fur except the animals whose backs it's on. The Fur Industry exploits animals often to the point of extinction. "Fur is Green" is just a pathetic attempt to make this bloody depraved industry appear normal. It is not normal and green to rip the skin of a living animals back! Also, killing animals like wolves enables ranchers, miners, frackers and other squatters to move into ecosystems and destroy them! How is that green? No fur but faux fur!
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 9:52 am
Already signed
 

Rock H. (254)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 7:27 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing this Roxy!
 
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