Winter Coats Drive High Demand for Coyote Fur
The popularity of winter clothing made with animal hair has greatly increased the demand for coyote fur. Coyotes are wild animals that are related to dogs and wolves. They are found in North America.
Many people living in cold-weather places around the world wear coats designed with furry edges that circle the head and neck.
Many clothing companies use coyote fur from the United States to create these kinds of coats. Coyote fur is a favored choice because it is naturally full, soft and has beautiful colors.
A good coyote from the western United States is highly valued and can sell for at least $100. One top price at a recent sale in Colorado reached $170. That was up 40 percent from four years ago.
John Hughes is a longtime buyer at J and M Furs in Roundup, Montana. He spoke to the Associated Press about the current demand for fur. "Coyotes are hot," he said. "And it's all due to the trim trade."
The best time for trapping coyotes is in late fall and early winter, when coyote coats are at their fullest. But a lot of the selling happens in late winter. Much of the fur is sold at big auction houses in Canada. Local sales are also held in areas near where the animals are caught.
One such auction was recently held in the small town of Herkimer, New York. People gathered in a local community center there to take part in the auction. Tables inside were filled with hundreds of furs from coyotes and other animals. The selection included muskrats, beavers, mink, fox, otters and bobcats.
Fur experts say the increase in demand for coyote fur started with coats made by Canadian clothing company Canada Goose. The coats are recognizable by the company's official design that shows the Arctic Circle.
Canada Goose coats saw a big jump in sales in 2013. It happened after American model Kate Upton wore one of the company's coats over her swimsuit in a photo that appeared in the U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated. Over the years, more famous people and their fans have also chose to wear the fur-lined coats. Canada Goose coats can now sell for up to $1,000.
Mark Downey heads Canada's Fur Harvesters Auction company in North Bay, Ontario. "Canada Goose is always the name that people relate to," he told the AP. "But there are so many other brands that make similar coats."
Downey said that most of these kinds of coats include coyote trim around the neck of the coat. Downey predicts the large demand for coyote fur will continue.
Another seller is North American Fur Auctions, based in Toronto, Canada. In a statement published on its website in November, the company said the coyote trim business "continues to be in full fashion, with Canada Goose being the major taker."
The hot market for coyotes comes as trappers deal with recent economic downturns in both China and Russia. They also face competition from people raising animals for fur. In addition, animal rights activists call the trapping process cruel.
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用动物皮毛制作冬装的流行大大提高了对土狼皮毛的需求 。土狼是一种与狗、狼有关的野生动物，它们主要出现在北美地区 。
许多服装公司都使用来自美国的土狼皮毛来制作这种外套 。土狼皮毛因其自然丰满、柔软且色彩艳丽成为毛领首选 。
一只优质的美国西部土狼价格不菲，售价至少100美元 。最近在科罗拉多州的一次拍卖中，最高价格高达170美元，较4年前上涨了40% 。
约翰·修斯（John Hughes）是蒙大拿州朗达普镇J&M皮毛公司的长期买家 。他向美联社谈到当前市场对皮毛的需求 。他说：“土狼（皮毛）十分抢手，这一切要归功关于服饰贸易 。”
捕获土狼的最佳时机是秋末和冬初，此时的土狼皮毛最浓密 。但是销售旺季都发生在冬末 。大部分皮毛都在加拿大的拍卖行出售，捕获土狼的周边地区也会举办当地的销售会 。”
最近在纽约州的赫基蒙镇举办了一场拍卖会 。人们聚在当地的社区中心参加拍卖，室内展桌上摆满了数百件土狼等动物的皮毛 。这些动物还包括麝鼠、海狸、水貂、狐狸、水獭和山猫 。
皮毛专家表示，土狼皮毛需求大涨始于加拿大服装公司“加拿大鹅”生产的外套 。这些外套上印有显眼的“北极圈”品牌标志 。
2013年，加拿大鹅的外套销量大涨 。起因是美国模特凯特·厄普顿（Kate Upton）在泳装外穿着该公司外套的照片登上了美国“体育画报”（Sports Illustrated） 。多年来，越来越多的名人及其粉丝也追捧这种皮毛衬里的外套 。加拿大鹅外套如今的售价达1000美元 。
马克·唐尼（Mark Downey）是加拿大安大略省北湾皮毛拍卖公司的负责人 。他告诉美联社：“虽然加拿大鹅是业界的口碑，但还有很多品牌生产这种外套 。”
唐尼表示，大多数这类外套都搭配土狼毛领 。唐尼预计土狼皮毛的大量需求还会持续下去 。
另一位卖家是总部位于加拿大多伦多的北美皮毛拍卖公司 。去年11月，该公司在官网发布的声明中表示，土狼毛领生意“仍然流行，而加拿大鹅是主要买家 。”
在土狼皮毛市场火爆之际，捕猎者需要应对中俄的经济下滑，他们还面临人工饲养皮毛商的竞争 。此外，动物权利活动分子谴责，这类捕猎过于残忍 。