Who are we?
Fur Free was founded in South Africa in
February 2009, in affiliation with the
International Fur-Free Coalition.

What is our mission?
To strive for the total abolition of all fur farms and the use of fur worldwide;  and, until this is achieved, to work towards ensuring the humane treatment of animals in the fur trade worldwide.

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What projects are we
working on?

During our first year, we've been focussing on the following projects:

Atrocities suffered by animals on fur farms
Millions of cats, dogs and other fur animals are subject to horrendous conditions, violent handling and an the most inhumane death, many of them
skinned alive for their fur.

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The sale of real fur in South African shops
An estimated
5 400 cats and dogs are killed for their fur in China alone every day. The skins of these and other fur animals are used worldwide as complete garments but even more prevalently in the form of fur trim on jackets, toys, hair trinkets and numerous other products, sold in many South African shops every day.

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The mislabelling of real fur
Real fur is often mislabelled as faux fur or by exotic sounding names, and sold to retailers under such false pretenses.

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The slaughter of seals in Namibia
Every year, between 60 000 and 85 000 seal pups are cruelly beaten to death on the sandy beaches of this beautiful country just north of our borders.

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The slaughter of seals in Canada Every year, Canada's ice floes are transformed from spectacular miracle to blood-soaked graveyard for more than 250 000 baby seals.

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Fur Free and YDE
anti-fur design competition
deadline has been extended by a week and the closing date is now the 22nd of July!
Behind the scenes - volenteers being painted
At the Hyde Park
event
Click the pictures to view the slideshow
On Thursday the 8th of July, Fur Free joined members of PETA Asia in an educational event held on the islands in front of the Hyde Park shopping centre in Joburg. The event was held specifically during the FIFA soccer World Cup, to raise awareness of the horrors of the fur industry. Activists wore only knickers and were painted as the flags of the 32 World Cup nations to bring the message "Unite against cruelty:
say no to fur".
Contact Nikki Botha:
campaigns@furfree.co.za
Special Fur Free Campaign:

Sandton Protest
Saturday 28th Nov. 2009

There was a considerable turnout of supporters for the Sandton protest, with seven volenteers painted red...
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Menlyn Shopping Center
Saturday 6th June 2009

A small group of members met at Menlyn to distribute fliers......
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Rosebank anti-seal cull
March 2009
Anti-fur groups internationally came out before the Canadian...
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Village Walk, Sandton
February 2009

In February we distributed fliers at the Village Walk Centre and Benmore Cardens, Sandton....
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Rosebank
November 2008

The first anti-fur protest which led to the formation of FurFree
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South African celebrities pledge to go fur free.
See who!
Contact Charl du Plessis: charl@furfree.co.za
Mr Price Home
Zoot
YDE
Truworths
Nicci Boutiques
Babbette's, Pretoria
Sudwala Gift Shop
Hillfox Market
Hydraulics, Sandton
Despite being informed of the horrors of the fur industry, the following retailers have chosen to persist in their sale of real fur:

San Marina shoes
Morgan boutiques