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About half of North American fur comes from Canada. Last month, for the first time in Canadian history, Quebec fur farmer Jean-Luc Rodier was charged with six counts of animal cruelty and negligence. Since then, Montreal SPCA, LUSH Cosmetics and the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals started the Make Fur History campaign to end fur farming because, on top of being cruel, the Canadian industry lacks regulation and organization. Here are 7 things you didn't know about the Canadian fur industry:
1. About 80 percent of Canadian fur comes from fur farms. Specifically, it comes from mink or foxes. Mink are small, semi-aquatic animals that usually roam a territory of up to 2.5 miles. But they will never roam that far or wide if they're caged, on a farm.