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Norway shuts down all fur farms ahead of schedule

NORWAY, 23 January 2023 – Last week it was made public that the last mink had left Norwegian fur farms, and the Norwegian fur industry is now closed down. Norwegian animal protection organisation NOAH has worked to end fur farming in Norway since 1989. Its next goal is for Norway to implement a ban on

Latvia bans fur farming

RIGA, 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 — Today, in the final and deciding vote, the Parliament of Latvia, known as Saeima, supported a complete ban on the breeding of fur animals in Latvia, which will enter into force in 2028. Over the last 10 years, the animal rights association “Dzīvnieku brīvība” has campaigned for the ban on

Malta introduces ban on fur farming

MALTA, 9 AUGUST 2022 – Last week the Maltese Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban on the production of fur and foie gras with immediate effect. With the new amendment, Malta has now joined a growing list of more than a dozen EU countries that have prohibited fur farming.  Since Malta currently has no operating

Bulgaria bans breeding and import of American mink

UPDATE: On 5 August 2022 the ban was suspended by the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court due to an appeal. SOFIA, 2 JUNE 2022 – Yesterday, the Bulgarian Environment Minister Borislav Sandov announced a ban on the breeding and import of American Mink. The ban, which has been introduced on the grounds of protecting native biodiversity,

Fur Free Europe ECI – it is time to #MakeFurHistory

BRUSSELS, 18 MAY 2022 – The Fur Free Alliance today celebrated the launch of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) Fur Free Europe. Working in collaboration with animal protection groups across Europe, including Eurogroup for Animals, the ECI campaign has one year starting today to collect one million signatures from EU citizens who support our call

Anti-fur campaigners visit Spanish Parliament to urge for a ban on fur farming

On Thursday 5th May 2022, the Spanish Parliament formed the backdrop for an NGO event calling for a ban on fur production. Tu Abrigo Su Vida, a Spanish animal protection organisation, was joined – amongst others – by campaigners from Germany, China, Finland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.  Campaigners gathered in Madrid, as well