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Bill to ban fur farming in Estonia rejected

18 MAY 2017, TALLIN – On 10 May, with 24 votes in favour and 49 against, the parliament of Estonia rejected a bill that would outlaw fur farming in Estonia over a period of ten years. In February a legislative draft was proposed to ban fur farming in Estonia including a ten-year changeover period for fur farmers to transition to a more

Czech fur farming ban passed in second reading

13 MAY 2017, PRAGUE – In its second reading the Czech Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of the amendment of the bill that bans the breeding and killing of animals for fur. The amendment was proposed by a number of Deputies led by chairman of the Czech Committee on the Environment,  Mr.Robin Böhnisch. The ban on fur

The North Face, Timberland and other major brands are ditching fur

12 MAY 2017, UNITED STATES – The global leader in branded lifestyle apparel VF Corporation, that includes major brands as The North Face, Timberland and Vans, will no longer use materials of extreme animal cruelty such as fur, angora or exotic leather. After working together with Fur Free Alliance members The HSUS, HSI and LAV, the

Bosnian government urged to uphold fur farming ban

25 APRIL 2017 – In a letter to the members of the Bosnian House of Peoples the Fur Free Alliance urges the Bosnian government to stay committed to the Animal Protection and Welfare Act that was voted upon in 2009 and make an end to fur farming. In 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina passed a law to ban

City of Berkeley bans the sales of fur

BERKELY, UNITED STATES, 10 APRIL 2017 – The City Council of Berkeley CA last week voted to adopt an ordinance banning the sale of fur apparel, signaling that Berkeley is a city that cares about all individuals. The bill was spearheaded by Berkeley Coalition for Animals (BCA), and sponsored by Council Member Kriss Worthington. BCA is

Illegal cat fur sold as faux fur on British high-street

10 APRIL 2017, LONDON—An investigation by Fur Free Alliance member Humane Society International/UK has discovered shoes containing real cat fur for sale on the British high-street by youth fashion chain Missguided. The import and sale of fur from domestic cats and dogs has been banned across the EU since 2009, and Missguided is a vocal