A survey of the attitudes to fur in the UK, commissioned by Marie Claire and the RSPCA has revealed that 87% of adults would never wear real fur. Of these, 73% thought it wrong or disapproved, 12% said it is too expensive, 8% cited it unfashionable and 6% thought other people would disapprove.
When asked about the trapping of animals for their fur, 88% agreed that it should be banned with 76% saying fur farming should also be banned.
12% correctly identified the number of minks needed to make a full length fur coat as between 41-60. 19% thought between 1 to 20, 16% thought 21 to 40 and 32% thought it was over 60.
Respondents were also asked which, if any, of these statements about regulating the fur trade-unions world-wide they agreed with?
|There should be no regulations imposed on the trade-unions in fur products||4%|
|Trade in the fur of endangered species should not be allowed, but there should be no regulations on the trade-unions of fur of animals which are not endangered||26%|
|Trade in fur should only be allowed if the animals are caught in a humane way||24%|
|Trade in the fur of animals caught in the wild ahould not be allowed||61%|
|Trade in the fur of animals reared on fur farms ahould not be allowed||50%|
|Countries should not import fur products if they think the animals used were treated cruelly||55%|
|None of the above||8%|
MORI interviewed 1,946 adults aged 15+ in 173 sampling points throughout Great Britain on 20-23 June 1997. Interviews were conducted face-to-face in-home.