State should end animal fur trade

It is far past time that Washington state bans animal fur sales and fur farms. A coalition of groups passionate about animal protection are working hard to support bills during the 2022 legislative session to do just this.

Fur farming causes immense suffering and pain to captive minks, rabbits and other animals and creates ecological harms through manure production and the toxic chemical processing of pelts. Fur farms have also acted as covid-19 hotbeds in countries globally and states across the U.S., infecting humans and minks alike, leading British Columbia to recently announce an upcoming ban on all fur farms.

Join us and get on the right side of history by ending the destructive fur trade in Washington state! Sign our petition online at

Josh Diamond


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