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Bill to ban fur farming in Lithuania passed second reading

VILNIUS, 6 JUNE 2023 – Today, a prohibition on the breeding and killing of animals for fur in Lithuania passed its second reading at the Seima (Lithuanian Parliament). Animal advocates worldwide applaud Lithuania for taking steps to become the 20th European country to ban fur production. The draft legislation, which is scheduled for its final

Romanian parliamentarians and NGOs call for a fur-free Romania at round table event

BUCHAREST, 13 MAY 2012 – Romanian politicians and animal protection organizations from across Europe joined forces to call for a ban on fur farming in Romania, during a round table event in the Romanian parliament. The Romanian office of Humane Society International organized the event, which well-known TV presenter Simona Gherghe moderated. Participants at the

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

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

NGOs and MEPs gather at European Parliament to call for a fur-free Europe

STRASBOURG, 6 OCTOBER 2022 – Today, as the Fur Free Europe ECI reached more than 400,000 signatures in less than five months, MEPs from the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals gave their clear support to this call to end the fur trade in the EU. At an Intergroup meeting in Strasbourg dedicated

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