With more than a billion animals being slaughtered every year, the global fur trade is an important source of income.
In fact, Australia’s fur industry is worth an estimated $2 billion a year.
But what does it all mean for Australia?
ABC News asked the experts to tell us.
‘Fur is an essential part of our economic growth’ says Fiona Martin Fur, director of the Fur Institute at the University of New South Wales.
‘Furs are an essential aspect of our economy’ says Professor Martin Fur Fur, Director of the University Of New South Sydney Fur Institute. “
I think it’s an important part, it makes the economy grow, it adds to the quality of life for Australians.”
‘Furs are an essential aspect of our economy’ says Professor Martin Fur Fur, Director of the University Of New South Sydney Fur Institute.
“Its a very, very important thing that’s been important to our culture for a long time.”
What is fur?
Fur is a fibrous animal made from keratin, a fatty protein that has been used as a waterproofing material.
It’s a natural fibre used in making leather, clothing, canvas and other products.
Fur can also be woven into fabrics for use as a textile, and in the past fur was used to make clothes.
Fur was domesticated in Australia by the indigenous people known as aborigines, who hunted, fished and fished in remote areas of New Guinea.
“Australia’s fur was domestinated in New Guinea in the 1800s,” says Professor Fiona Martin, who was born in Darwin and raised in South Australia.
“The people that first domesticated fur in New Guineas were Aboriginal, and they were the first people to use fur in their domestic animals.”
“It was very important to them to keep it from being used for food, to keep from being eaten by other animals.”
The first fur farms were established in the 1870s, and fur products were used in domestic and commercial products.
Today, the fur industry employs more than 2,000 people across Australia.
The industry has grown exponentially over the past century.
“Furs have been around for thousands of years,” Professor Martin says.
“They’ve been domesticated, and that’s how they got to where they are today.”
Fur is also used as an essential component in our products.
For example, wool, cotton and other fabrics have all been made from it.
Australia has the world’s largest number of certified wool farmers, and there are currently more than 3,000 certified wool producers in Australia.
This is despite the fact that only about 5% of Australia’s cotton is produced from wool.
“We have a number of products that have been certified, and it is important to us that those products are made from certified wool,” Professor Peter Gough, president of the Australasian Wool Board, says.
‘We use it in a range of products’ Professor Peter Grigsby, president and chief executive of the Wool Board says wool is a major ingredient in Australian products.
“What we really do with wool is it’s very important for our wool industry to have a presence in Australia,” he says.
Dr Paul Taylor, chief executive officer of the Animal Welfare Institute says fur products are important to Australia’s economy.
“A lot of fur products in the world are used in the clothing industry, in the wool industry and in our food and beverage industries,” he explains.
“And so there’s an element of wool in all of those industries.”
The fur industry has been around in Australia for thousands, years and the products and industries that have grown out of it have changed and evolved over time.
Professor Gough says Australia’s wool industry is now thriving.
“Over the last few years we’ve seen a huge shift in the fur production industry,” he said.
“But we need to keep doing that because it’s the only industry that provides a viable, high-quality product for our customers.” “
What are the benefits of using fur? “
But we need to keep doing that because it’s the only industry that provides a viable, high-quality product for our customers.”
What are the benefits of using fur?
Professor Martin points out that a good fur coat is very expensive, which is why fur products have become so popular.
“If you look at the cost of a traditional Australian wool coat, it can run about $800, but a good coat from Australia’s Wool Board costs between $350 and $450,” she says.
Prof Martin says the quality and durability of fur is also a major factor in its popularity.
“You can see that in the fact it’s really durable,” she said.
Fur is used in a wide range of Australian products, from footwear and apparel to paper products, furniture and even home goods. The