Animal Lover Invents Board Game

Christine Durrant, Founder of Animal Matters, wanted to find a way to gently teach children some of the things that took her a lifetime to learn, so she invented a children’s game called Fur & Feathers. The game teaches children about taking care of pets, ordering healthy foods and making a difference in the lives of animals.

“We’ve got to get serious about change and teach our future generations the truth about what’s going on with the animals on our planet. The killing of millions upon millions of animals each year is inexcusable,” said Christine.


One of the best features of the game is the lack of “negative consequences” — players don’t lose a turn or return to start. It’s fun, educational and helps children feel good about their choices and themselves.

Fur & Feathers was invented, illustrated and produced in the USA with the smaller components (die, spinners and pawns) being imported from the United Kingdom. Having the game produced in the USA was very important to Christine. “We are in such a crisis in the US and I feel that even small jobs like this one can add up,” said Christine.