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  Fur Seals
This fur seal is brown to dark grey in colour, with a yellow chest and throat area and a dark brown ventral.
The fur of the males is dark grey on the dorsal side and lighter ventrally.
Fur seal milk is composed of 44% fat, 42% water and 14% protein by mass at the start of a suckling period.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/jaap/furseals.htm   (4502 words)

  Fur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fur comes from the coats of animals; the animal's coat may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair.
Not all mammals have fur; animals without fur may be referred to as "naked", as in The Naked Ape and naked mole rat.
The term fur is often used to refer to a fur coat, wrap, or shawl.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fur   (263 words)

 Fur fetishism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fur fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing fur, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves.
One reason why fur may be fetishized is perhaps that the garment forms a "second skin" that acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin.
One of the earliest documented examples of fur fetishism was the case of the eponymic Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, both in real life, and in his semi-autobiographical novel Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fur_fetishism   (216 words)

 fur. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The fur trade has gone on since antiquity, but it reached its apogee in the organized exploitation of the wilderness of North America and Asia from the 17th to the early 19th cent.
The depletion of fur-bearing animals was strikingly indicated in the fate of the sea otter on the Northwest Coast.
Since the 1960s synthetic furs have become increasingly popular as a result of their relatively low cost and realistic appearance, greater public awareness of endangered species, and the disappearance of certain furs from the market because of restrictive conservation laws.
www.bartleby.com /65/fu/fur.html   (816 words)

 Fur : Frequent Reasons for buying Fur
Animals bred specifically for their fur are not only deprived of their lives, but unlike their wild counterparts, they are also deprived of their freedom.
Fur farming is therefore an even greater abuse of animal rights than hunting and trapping.
Of the tens of millions of animals killed for their fur every year the vast majority are either farmed or trapped in their natural habitat where, as part of a natural ecosystem, they pose no threat to the environment.
fur.elehost.com /frequent_reasons.html   (892 words)

 The Fur of Sudan and Chad -- A Cultural Profile
Although the Fur Sultanate was consolidating power, they could not prevail against the Funj who defeated the Fur and took control of most of Kurdufan in the mid-1700's.
The Fur area, called Darfur, was ruled by the Borno kingdom of the Kanuri in Nigeria as late as the 17th century.
The Fur were influenced by the Mahdist movement, a religious revolution of Arabic-speaking Sudanese against the Ottomans.
orvillejenkins.com /profiles/fur.html   (1843 words)

 Fur Industry - MSN Encarta
Fur Industry, area of commerce that encompasses farming or trapping certain furbearing animals, processing their skins for sale to manufacturers of fur garments, and marketing finished garments to retail outlets.
Fur farmers customarily crossbreed animals (mate different varieties from the same species) and inbreed animals (mate close relatives) to produce furs with desirable characteristics.
At fur auction houses, the furs, bundled in groups according to color, size, quality, and source, are sold to the highest bidders; all sales are for cash.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761574462   (662 words)

 Fur Seals - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection
Fur seal populations were decimated in the 19th century by British and American sealers who pursued them for their skins.
It was the quest for new populations of Fur seals that led to much of the early exploration of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Fur Seals can be quite aggressive and it is wise to give them a wide berth, especially during the mating season.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/seals/fur.shtml   (546 words)

 Fur Industry
Fur farming, which requires the storing of mink, fox and other animals by the tens of thousands in small, confined areas -- much like the intensive practices used by chicken, turkey and other factory farmers -- has led to U.S. government efforts to curb the pollution of water, air and soil.
A study should be done to measure the nitrate levels in the water found around the fur farms, to study the health of neighboring trees, and to determine the amount of ammonia in the air.
Since the fur animal is killed solely for his or her pelt, fur farmers usually dump the entire carcass, as it has no economic worth.
www.parkc.org /Fur_Industry.htm   (4107 words)

 CAMPAIGNS | LCA - Last Chance for Animals
Fur farmers claim that they are strongly committed to providing humane care, but there is nothing humane about raising animals in small, cramped spaces where stress-related deaths, cannibalism, and self-mutilation are all too common.
This fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and is exported to the United States to be sold to unsuspecting customers in retail stores.
Fur farms, like all factory farm operations, produce massive amounts of animal waste that are high in both phosphorous and nitrogen.
www.lcanimal.org /cmpgn/cmpgn_002.htm   (1037 words)

 How to Comply with the Fur Products Labeling Act
It is illegal to label a fur with the name of any animal other than the animal that produced the fur, and to use coined or fictitious animal names.
The country of origin of the garment made from fur may be different than the country of origin of the fur itself.
Domestic furs also may be labeled to show the particular state or part of the country they came from.
www.lawpublish.com /ftc-fur.html   (1763 words)

 Fur People Profile
Although the Fur Sultanate was consolidating power, they could not prevail against the Funj who defeated the Fur and took control of most of Kurdufan in the mid-1700's.
The Fur area, called Darfur, was ruled by the Borno kingdom of the Kanuri in Nigeria as late as the 17th century.
The Fur were influenced by the Mahdist movement, a religious revolution of Arabic-speaking Sudanese against the Ottomans.
endor.hsutx.edu /~obiwan/profiles/fur.html   (1863 words)

 FICA - Fur Information Council of America
Feel the fur for a dense, soft underfur evident to the touch under the glossy guard hairs which should be soft, never bristly.
And, with today's fur coats significantly lighter in weight (although just as warm as before) they are easier for women to wear and to travel with.
There is also a strong point to be made from an environmental point-of-view as most fake fur is made from natural resources (such as oil) that are limited in availability, while fur is a renewable resource.
www.fur.org /poen_faqs.cfm   (2023 words)

 Fur Fighters for PC Review - PC Fur Fighters Review
Fur Fighters is the PC port of a game released for the Dreamcast console earlier this year.
Fur Fighters can be played over a LAN or the Internet (via GameSpy Arcade or direct links) but offers nothing particularly new or exciting in terms of multiplayer gameplay, which was much more noteworthy on the Dreamcast.
Fur Fighters is a harmless, uninspired addition to the many PC action games released this year.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/furfighters/review.html   (1013 words)

 Fur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When people wear fur, they are showing the world their complete disregard for nature and animals.
On fur farms animals are crammed in cages and exposed to harsh icy winds to stimulate the growth of their lucrative fur.
The fur trade is a cruel industry, which inhumanely slaughters innocent animals for the sake of fashion.
www.alv.org.au /issues/fur.asp   (992 words)

Today, the Fur are politically associated with the North African country of Sudan, yet they still maintain their tribal solidarity, and are committed Muslims who pride themselves on the fact that they brought Islam to the west of Sudan.
Remarkably, the Fur maintained their independence until the year 1916, when the ruling sultan was defeated by the British and the province was politically integrated into Sudan.
It is the Fur language that sets this group apart from surrounding tribes, yet as the decades pass on, many Fur have become increasingly Arabized, especially those who move to the cities and regularly speak Sudanese Arabic, the language of politics, trade and commerce.
www.sudan101.com /fur.htm   (784 words)

 SPEAK OUT! - Animal Rights- FUR
On fur ranches, animals live in close confinement and are deprived a natural life until they are killed by gassing, suffocation, or electrocution through the mouth, anus, or vagina so that the "product" in not singed or stained with blood.
Animals on fur farms may be gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped.
Fur farmers have used inbreeding to develop mutant color phases in fur animals.
members.aol.com /mr2tone/FUR   (494 words)

 Fur | Official Movie Site | Picturehouse
Set in New York in the late 1950's, FUR conjures an image of visonary artist Diane Arbus by intertwining a fictional romance with aspects of Arbus' life in order to explore the mysterious artistic development of a woman who is now regarded as one of the most influential photographers of all time.
It is a new way of cinematically approaching the portrayal of an historically important person, and captures the real dilemma of a 1958 housewife who is torn between love for her husband and children and her profound need to create and explore.
Brilliantly performed by Kidman and Downey, FUR is a tale of artistic and personal self-discovery; an Alice-in-Wonderland adventure that is both exciting and scary, and ultimately, deeply moving.
www.furmovie.com   (388 words)

The shocking footage from a recent investigation into the Chinese dog and cat fur industry reveals the slaughter of millions of dogs and cats that are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses so that their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets.
Their fur is often mislabeled as that of other animals and exported into the United States, the European Union, and other countries, where it may be sold to unsuspecting customers.
The U.S. produces about 10% of the cage-raised fur in the world; 60 to 75% of the fur in coats sold in the U.S. comes from cage-raised animals, and 90% of cage-raised foxes are used in fur-trim.  (HSUS 2004).  Trapping is another incredibly cruel method used on fur bearing animals.
www.antifursociety.org   (880 words)

Dog and cat fur exported to the U.S. is often deliberately mislabeled as being from another species, so many consumers who purchase it are wearing the fur of a dog or cat without knowing it.
Even those who still don't psychologically connect fur attire with the suffering of animals who were killed to make it are appalled by the torment inflicted on cats and dogs because many people share their lives with these species.
Fur ranch workers were also videotaped laughing while peeling the raw, bloody skin from the bodies of cats and dogs who were still clearly alive and conscious.
www.furkills.org /dog_fur_horror.shtml   (1537 words)

For the mink, fur is just something that it carries around in the battle to survive, like claws or teeth.
The fur trade is so far ahead of politically correct, others are racing just to keep up, says the Executive Director of Fur Commission USA.
This article was first published in Fur Farm Letter, December 1999, and is reproduced with permission of the author.
www.maninnature.com /AFibres/Fur/index.html   (629 words)

 Fur Wars!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As we move into both the fur retail season, and the killing season on fur farms, underground activists are striking out, trying to stop as much of the suffering as possible.
Fur farms still continue to be the A.L.F.'s number one target, and with good reason.
Marsha Kelly of Fur Commission USA refused to directly debate a CAFT representative, and then spent most of her airtime talking about meat and vivisection, etc. This falls in line with her statement to Fur Rancher magazine in the Fall of 1992.
www.nocompromise.org /features/furwar.html   (1473 words)

 :: Fur UpKeep ::   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also, your fur should be given enough room in the closet so that it isn't crushed.
Shaking your fur out and hanging it to dry in a place where air can circulate is all that needs to be done if the fur gets wet.
If the fur is soaked through, it should immediately be taken to the place where you bought it for proper treatment.
www.stixfurs.com /sf_main.html   (365 words)

 Fur Repair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fur repair differs slightly from leather repair, even though both are made from animal pelts.
While leather is the skin with the coat of fur removed, fur remains resplendent in its natural beauty.
Fur is much easier to repair before the damage has gotten out of hand.
www.withoutatrace.com /fur-repair.html   (448 words)

 Animal Awareness / Indulgence
These items are fur, leather, wool, ivory, down pillows and comforters, rabbit's foot keychains, tortoise shell products, decorative bird feathers, exotic animal skin (shoes, purses, belts, rugs), bees wax candles, musk oils, caviar, bushmeat, and trophy-mounted animal heads and bodies.
Fur farmers want the average consumer to believe that these animals are raised on happy little "fur farms" and they are killed "humanely".
The Coalition To Abolish Fur Trade (CAFT) states that out of the 31 million animals killed yearly on fur farms, 26 million are mink and 4.5 million are foxes.
www.animalawareness.org /pages/types_indulgence.html   (3457 words)

 Fur(2006)- Nicole Kidman United Filmography
Fur DVD to be released 1st May 2007.
Fur is officially announced to open the Rome Film Festival on October 13, 2006.
Fur is to be a contender at the Cannes Film Festival.
nicolekidmanunited.com /NicoleKidmanFilmography/Fur   (687 words)

 Facts: Fur
Saga, a Norwegian fur manufacturer, in a bleak attempt to bring fur back in fashion, resorted to giving fur to students to work with in hopes of breeding a new generation of furriers.
Far from being “humane,” fur ranching is characterized by barren wire-mesh cages, isolation, and environmental deprivation so intense that animals often go insane, as animals used to roaming 15 miles each day go crazy from life in a cage.
Persuade friends and family with fur coats to donate their coats to IDA so that we may use them in anti-fur demonstrations, or to wildlife rehabilitators, who use the fur to provide bedding for injured or orphaned wildlife.
www.idausa.org /facts/furfacts.html   (1028 words)

 Fur, Fur & More Fur
The harm caused to animals on fur farms is clearly documented.
The decline of this industry and the legislation that has been passed to outlaw cruelty on fur farms show the extent to which this fact has been acknowledged.
But as long as the fur trade survives on any scale, the damage caused to animals should be compared to the value and purpose of the products it sells.
fur.elehost.com   (375 words)

In winter the fur becomes thicker in growth, thereby improving the quality and value for commercial purposes; young animals too possess thicker coats than full-grown ones.
The furs of the two first-named companies, together with large quantities consigned from numerous private traders, are annually offered in London for public auction in January and March, with a smaller sale in June; periodical sales during the year are held besides of Australian, African, and other skins.
Certain furs, such as beaver (now to a limited extent), nutria, hare, and rabbit, are used in the manufacture of hats and other felted fabrics, for which purposes the under-fur alone is retained; it is cut off from the pelt, separated from the upper hair, and felted together by means of various machinery.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=fur   (763 words)

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