Attitudes Towards Fur

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.

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%
Don't know 2%

Technical details

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.

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