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Lithuania becomes 20th country to ban fur farming

Vilnius, 27 September 2023 – Lithuania has today become the 20th European country to completely ban fur farming, sparing around one million animals a year from miserable lives and cruel deaths on fur farms. President Gitanas Nausėda signed the fur farming bill into law today after a large majority passed the measure in the Seimas.

Exposed: massive bird flu cull on Finnish fur farms sparks pandemic concerns

FINLAND, AUGUST 29 — New photos reveal poor biosecurity measures and horrible conditions on Finnish fur farms, where animals were being killed en masse over bird flu concerns. The uncontrolled spread of the virus among mink and foxes highlights the pandemic potential of fur farming and the urgent need for action at European level. Scientists

More than 1.5 million citizens ask for a Fur Free Europe

AMSTERDAM, 14 JUNE 2023 — The Fur Free Europe Initiative, which ran from May 2022 to March 2023, has been officially submitted to the European Commission, after collecting a total of 1.7 million signatures in just 10 months. Following the verification process, the final count of validated signatures was confirmed at an impressive 1,502,319. The ECI

1,701,892 EU citizens call for an end to fur farming and trade

BRUSSELS, 2 MARCH 2023 – The Fur Free Europe European Citizens’ Initiative has closed, ahead of schedule, after registering support from more than 1.7 million EU citizens. It’s now time for the European Commission to act and ban this cruel practice across the European Union. Launched on 18 May 2022 with a target of 1

Shocking film of injured, diseased and cannibal foxes on Finnish fur farms

HELSINKI, Finland, January 19 — Shocking footage showing fur-farmed foxes in Finland with weeping and swollen infected eyes and ears; injured and bloodied tails; and deformed, splayed feet has been released by animal protection groups Oikeutta eläimille and Humane Society International/Europe. The footage also shows obese “monster foxes” with huge skin folds from selective breeding

Third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a fur farm in Italy

GALEATA, DECEMBER 5, 2022 — The World Organisation for Animal Health has announced Italy’s third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a mink fur farm, located in the municipality of Galeata (FC). The farm has been closed since Italy’s national fur farming ban came into force on 1 January this year, with 1,523 minks remaining caged on