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SUST information brochures and campaigns in different languages

The SUST's commitment, both spoken and written

Specialist knowledge for animal lovers - free of charge

Our expertise and many years of experience in dealing with pets are continuously processed in our information series "Animal welfare through proper action". In our free brochures, pet owners and animal lovers will find important tips and tricks for keeping, protecting and caring for our four-legged friends.

The pillar "Enlightenment and information" includes

- Courses at the SUST Academy
- Public lectures
- Education to the public
- Media work on current animal welfare issues in different countries
- Free distribution of information brochures and flyers
- Free distribution of animal welfare posters
- Animal welfare campaigns
- School campaigns
- Creation, printing and delivery of learning material suitable for children in different languages
- School visits and distribution of learning and information material in different countries and languages

You can order the brochures and posters of SUST free of charge in the WebShop

The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).

 

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STOP FUR: Please do without fur products!

October 2021

It will soon be autumn and the first people are already taking care of their autumn and winter wardrobe. Although the majority of the Swiss population clearly rejects the cruel methods of keeping, catching and killing animals, the sale of fur products is booming.

After wearing fur was frowned upon, especially in the 1990s, sales of fur products have risen sharply again in Switzerland in recent years. Today, fur is produced cheaply in large masses and is almost only used to decorate textiles and fashion accessories. As a result, real fur is often not even noticed and the immense animal suffering behind it is not recognized. Although there has been a declaration obligation for fur products since 2014. However, consumers hardly pay attention to the corresponding information because the focus is on the chic appearance. Investigations have also shown that the animal cruelty fur products are often poorly declared.

"Fur is often produced in such a cruel and cheap way that it is even cheaper than fake fur. Many consumers don't know that they are wearing real fur - and they don't know that dog and cat fur is also used for their collars and accessories" explains Susy Utzinger, CEO of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation.

Country:
  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Information to the public
STOP FUR: Please do without fur products!
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