Does the fur debate aid our pursuit of knowledge – or is it just counterproductive?

July 18, 2013 by Christina Rehnberg

”You are going to work for the fur-industry? I can’t respect you in the same way anymore”. This, among others, was a reaction I received, when I told my friends where I was going to work during the summer. I’ve been working as an intern at the European Fur Breeders’ Association for almost three weeks now, and can gladly say that it has been a very informative and enjoyable experience. I’ve learnt a great deal about how the fur industry … Continue reading

Macklemore and the ethics of a fur coat

July 4, 2013 by Mick Madsen

Last weekend I went to the Couleur Café Festival in Brussels. Saturday’s headliner was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who flooded the airwaves of Europe with ‘Thrift Shop’ this spring, a song which may be about creating a unique, personal style through second hand shopping – or it might just be a one finger salute to the consumer society. Or simply an excuse to rap a ton of bad words. Whatever the deeper meaning of the song, a silly scene played … Continue reading

Meeting activists on the farm can be a good experience

July 2, 2013 by Mille Merrild

My first encounter with animal rights activists was last month when I went to the open farm event in Sweden. I had hired a Swedish video photographer in order to create a video of the event, however we were so lucky that a small group of four activists showed up to have a look around the mink farm. Even though I have been involved somehow with the fur industry my entire life, I have never actually had any form for … Continue reading