Black Bear Re-Introduction

Our aim is to enhance and preserve the Cultures
that surround the fur trade, to educate and inform.

Friends Of Fur uses the word "culture" in the context of the New World Dictionary definition; "the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a given people in a given period; civilization".

Friends of Fur is an international organization aimed at helping the public become more involved in the fur trade. A non-profit association, Friends of Fur (FoF) is attracting consumers, environmentalists and trappers from throughout Canada and the United States.

It is a group of concerned citizens from all walks of life who want society to know that they enjoy wearing fur products and that good wildlife management will sustain North America's founding industry.

The site is in the embryo stages and as our seed funds grow, so will the site. Upon completion we hope to be the worlds best ongoing source of positive, important and factual information about Fur.

Our Mission

FoF will provide people, with the true facts and information about the North American Fur Trade. Canada’s oldest industry, the reason this country was founded and the impetus for its exploration. Canadian furs-thick, silky and abundant, a legacy of our huge wilderness areas and cold climate-are the worlds best. North America's first business still provides a living for thousands of people, most of whom learned their craft from their parents.

Friends of Fur Goal

FoF will provide knowledge and understanding to fur consumers, recognizing their important contribution toward the many social, economic and wildlife management benefits. Eco-friendly, the fur trade does not destroy forests or deplete the ozone layer. In a society of mass-produced disposable and over-flowing landfills, fur garments are handcrafted, long lasting and ultimately, completely biodegradable. For two million years, cultures living in harmony with nature have survived by hunting, trapping and gathering nature’s bounty. Today, the valued additional income the fur trade provides for thousands of people in urban, rural and remote areas of North America is relevant and crucial toward the ultimate goal of, “Keeping Cultures Alive”.

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