Standards & Regulations
Standards and regulations
The fur industry is highly regulated, from animal welfare on farms, the use of humane trapping
methods, to the use of chemicals in fur processing.
Animal welfare is a top priority for the fur trade. Fur farms are regulated by national or state legislation that incorporates welfare standards based on independent scientific research. These govern factors such as animal protection, good health and housing, animal handling, access to food and water, cage size,
transportation and euthanasia.
In North America and Russia, the main producers of wild fur, fur animals are trapped or hunted according to international standards and also strict quotas set by government or state conservationists.
These maintain populations at healthy levels to conserve ecosystems.
The International Fur Trade fully supports the CITES convention, which protects threatened animal species. The International Fur Federation (IFF) is a long-standing voting member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature www.iucn.org
All members of the IFF have voluntarily signed an international Code of Practice:
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