As a result of a Freedom of Information request, wild animal protection group The Fur-Bearers have found that over $15 million dollars was given to Ontario fur farms between 2013 and 2020. Payouts were given through a joint federal, provincial, and territorial program called AgriStability. Payouts ranged from a total of $238,348 to $4,621,026 per year, and the number of farms receiving the payouts ranged from twenty-one to fifty in a given year. The blog goes on to highlight the decline in demand for fur products from consumers, and the government’s persistence in “keeping fur farming alive through public funding programs like AgriStability.”  Read The Fur-Bearer’s blog post here.