Major win: Italy to permanently ban fur farming

ROME – 21 December 2021 – Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutdown the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months making Italy the 16th country in Europe to ban fur farming. The approved amendment includes an immediate ban on breeding of fur-bearing animals including mink, foxes, raccoon dogs and

ELLE International pledges fur-free

LONDON, 2 DECEMBER 2021 – Today ELLE magazine announced that it has committed to ending the promotion of animal fur in its pages and online. The announcement was made today at Business of Fashion’s 2021 VOICES event in London and follows a dialogue between ELLE brand owner, Lagardère Group, the Humane Society of the United

Historic news: France bans the farming of wild animals for their fur

18 November 2021, PARIS – In a historic move, today the French senate voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of legislation to end the farming of wild animals for their fur. The ban will go into immediate effect and will see the two remaining French mink fur farms shut down. With 332 votes in

Animal protection organisations welcome Member States’ call for an end of fur farming in the EU

28 JUNE 2021, BRUSSELS – Today, the Dutch and Austrian governments presented an information note on fur farming in the Council, which has already been supported by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Slovakia. The initiative calls on the European Commission to take action to permanently end fur farming in the EU based on animal welfare, ethics

Israel becomes world’s first country to ban fur sales

ISRAEL, JUNE 2021 – In a historic decision, Israel introduces a ban on the sales of animal furs, making it the first country to do so. The widely-supported fur sales ban, which includes a few exemptions, was signed into law on the 9th of June by the Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gali Gamliel and becomes

New report finds that all mink farms should be considered “at risk” of COVID-19 infection

19 FEBRUARY 2021 – On the cusp of the mink breeding season, which is set to resume at the end of this month, the European Food Safety Agency has released a report finding that all mink farms should be considered at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and must be strictly monitored. Following the release of this