The Kennel Club is of the view that the import, export, sale and
production of dog and cat fur should be banned. There is no
justification for this trade to continue, particularly since there
is strong evidence that much of the practice surrounding the trade
involves barbaric cruelty to the animals involved.
The Kennel Club welcomes the European Commission's ban on the
production, marketing, import and export of dog and cat fur
The UK has not found any evidence of the dog and cat fur trade
within its borders but the Kennel Club is continuing to monitor the
situation. Even with an EU ban in place, the trade still exists in
countries around the world so the Kennel Club will continue to
apply pressure on the Chinese authorities to end their trade in dog
and cat fur, as this is a major root of the problem.
Last updated - November 2013