After the announcement, the APFA hailed it as a victory, saying the move was "barely believable."
"Since the 1970s, under the leadership of George and Bunty Clements, APFA has rallied against the RCMP for their use of inherently inhumane fur in their standard uniform," writes the group.
"For every one hat issued in cold weather conditions, three or four muskrats had to die. But today, that is no longer true."
The RCMP notes that it will continue to hold a reserve of muskrat fur hats for use in "extreme weather conditions," which the APFA says it hopes will be phased out once more humane alternatives are proven effective.
Merino wool, which the new caps will be made from, isn't entirely without controversy. Some wool farms, particularly those in Australia, have been accused of cruelty for the rough manner in which sheep are shorn that can result in injury to the animals.
Adrian Nelson, of the APFA, told The Dodo that the group urges Canadian officials to insist that the wool they use doesn't come at a negative cost to animals: