Add your name to the open letter

Call on the Victorian and NSW Premiers to lead the way and ban the sale of fur, by signing this open letter. The letter and all signatures will be presented to both premiers in the coming months.

Dear Premier Andrews and Premier Berejiklian,

Sadly over 100 million animals continue to be farmed for their fur around the world. Field investigations consistently reveal common welfare issues for these animals, such as:

- isolation, untreated wounds and infections,
- anxiety, self-mutilation and infanticide,
- abuse including beating and strangling animals, and
- shocking slaughter methods including gassing, vaginal and anal electrocution, suffocation, drowning, and skinning animals alive.
This can't go on.

A recent YouGov opinion poll found 88% of Australians who are aware of animal cruelty issues in fashion, are concerned about the welfare and treatment of animals in the fur industry. I share this concern and am appalled that the fur trade continues in today's modern society.

It’s time for Australian laws to reflect our societal values.

I urge you to respond to recent investigations by FOUR PAWS and the Animal Justice Party, which found fur from exotic animals continues to be sold at popular retail outlets within Australia, and often mislabeled as faux fur.

Killing and torturing animals for fashion simply must end, and I hope that you can lead the way, by moving your state to ban the sale of fur.