A new fur processing product that’s meant to replace the fur industry’s decades-old trapping process could soon hit the market.
The Canadian Fur Industry Council is urging consumers to stay away from the product called FurProcessing Equipment, which the council says has the potential to save the fur trade by eliminating the need for fur-based fur products.
“The FurProcessor is not only going to have a positive impact on the fur trades, it’s going to also have a huge positive impact for the fur farming industry, because there’s a lot of pressure to find new ways to cut costs and that’s a real problem,” said the council’s president, Michael N. Toth.
He says the company has been developing FurProcessors for years, and is now looking to expand their product line.
“It’s a very exciting time, because it’s the beginning of a new era for fur farmers,” said Toth, who is also a former Canadian cabinet minister and former member of the Conservative government.
The company has already raised more than $5 million in funding, with the funding coming from the Canadian Fur Industries Association, the Canadian Federation of Fur Exporters and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
“The Canadian government is very supportive of the industry.
The Canadian government has supported the industry for a long time,” said R.J. Wiens, a spokesperson for the Canadian government’s department of fisheries and Oceans.”
We’re working very closely with the Canadian industry to find a way to get the product on the market.”NDP MP David McGuinty said the fur processing industry has been a major contributor to Canada’s economy for years.”
For too long, our government has ignored the urgent needs of our fur farmers.
We must act now to protect the Canadian fur industry,” said McGuintie.