Conservation and Trapping Science

THE FUR TRUTH - British Fur Trade Association
Dec 3, 2021 06:45 ET

The sector plays a major role in driving up standards around biosecurity, animal welfare, and environmental protection and has designed and implemented major global schemes and programmes to deliver safeguards and standards. The fur sector also plays an active role on many national and international governmental bodies that exist to protect and enhance the conservation of animals; this includes the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS).

Standards are based on independent scientific and veterinary advice with regular third-party inspection reinforced by local, regional, and international regulations and enforcement. In addition, the fur sector is launching a global certification and traceability system, FurmarkĀ® will allow consumers to trace the origin of furs, through the supply chain, to the relevant animal welfare programme, providing complete reassurance.

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