The IFTF is the only international body to represent the international fur trade. The IFTF has 42 national member associations and organisations in 35 countries.
The IFTF promotes strict codes of practice that meet or exceed established and accepted standards for animal welfare, for wild and farmed fur. The fur trade does not trade in endangered species. The legitimate fur trade is a responsible industry.
The IFTF supports and encourages the introduction of animal welfare legislation that is based on sound scientific research and other practical considerations, around the world.
The IFTF promotes the right of the legitimate fur trade to conduct its business without unreasonable barriers or discriminatory laws.
The IFTF calls upon governments around the world to ensure that legislation affecting the fur trade is based on:
- fair trade principles (WTO)
- objective, balanced, factual information
- good, sound science
- protecting the rights of individuals to conduct legitimate business in peace
- protecting the rights of individuals to freely choose to purchase legitimate fur products in peace
The IFTF asks governments around the world to recognise and understand the difference between animal rights and animal welfare, and that animal rights groups have extreme views that are not representative of the majority of voters.
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The IFTF calls on governments around the world to work with the fur trade on issues that affect the fur trade.
The IFTF is always available to provide governments with information and assistance in any way.