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Fur Industry “WelFur” scheme criticized by veterinarians for masking animal suffering and condemned as “cynical PR spin” by animal campaigners

BRUSSELS, 21 JANUARY 2020 – A fur industry animal welfare certification scheme being showcased by the fur trade in the European Parliament this week has received in-depth criticism by renowned veterinarians, and been condemned as a cynical ‘smoke and mirrors’ attempt to hide animal suffering, in a damning report published today by the Fur Free

Protesters in Latvia demand fur farming ban

RIGA, 4 December 2019 – Over 800 hundred protesters joined a march in Riga, Latvia on November 30 to demand a fur farming ban. The march was organised by Fur Free Alliance member ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’ together with other animal and environment protection organizations. Amālija Švarckopfa, the representative of ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’, explains: “Our main aim is

New polls show growing majority of Finns oppose fur farming

FINLAND, 29 November 2019 – Two new surveys show that 74 per cent of Finns oppose fur farming in its current form. The surveys, conducted by Finnish market research company Taloustutkimus, also reveal 60 per cent of the Finnish citizens think killing animals for their fur is wrong.  The surveys were commissioned by Finnish animal

Dark side of fur farming exposed at the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 – This Wednesday, animal advocates exposed shocking conditions on European fur farms at the European Parliament and called for urgent action. Campaigners, veterinary experts and hosting MEPs argued that the confined caging system on fur farms does not meet the needs of predatory animals and violates basic animal welfare standards and

Slovakia next country to close down fur farms

BRATISLAVA, 17 OCTOBER 2019 – Today the Slovak National Council approved a ban on fur production that makes Slovakia the 15th European country to end fur farming. The legislation, that will go into effect in 2021, passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 107 out of 150 from across the political spectrum and includes a

California becomes first US state to ban fur sales

USA, 14 October 2019 – Last Saturday, governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation that will make California the first state in the US to ban fur sales. The legislation prohibits California residents to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags with fur starting in 2023. The ban comes on the heels of similar bans in