Polish MEPs speak out against fur farming in Brussels

BRUSSELS, 26 JANUARY 2018 – This week, Polish members of the European Parliament spoke out against fur farming during the well attended opening of the Make Fur History exhibition in Brussels. The event was an initiative of the Polish members of the ECR Group, co-organised by the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals, to show their

International seminar in Sarajevo on the impact of fur farming

Last Thursday international experts gathered in Sarajevo to discuss the negative impact of fur farming on animal welfare and the environment. The event, organised by the Fur Free Alliance in collaboration with the Anti-Fur Coalition Bosnia and Herzegovina, addressed the problems associated with any extension of the phase-out period of the Bosnian fur farming ban.

Czech fur farming ban signed by President Zeman

Wild foxes

5 AUGUST 2017, PRAGUE – On August 1, the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, signed the amendment of the animal protection law that will make an end to fur farming. The ban on fur farming has now been adopted definitely, and will become effective on the first day of the second calendar month following its publication.

Advertising Standards Authority reprimands “animal-friendly fur” labels

Raccoon dogs fur farm

30 JULY 2017, THE NETHERLANDS – Last week the Dutch Advertising Standards Authority forced the fur brand Airforce to remove false animal-friendly claims from their labels. The company was selling jackets with raccoon dog fur trims labelled as ‘ethical’ and ‘responsible’. Raccoon dogs are farmed in China in atrocious conditions with hardly any inspections taking place. The Chinese region

Czech ban on fur farming approved by senate

Czech bans fur farming

22 JULY 2017, PRAGUE – Thursday the Czech Senate voted with an overwhelming majority for a law that prohibits fur farming. The vote is a historic victory for animal rights and will spare thousands of animals from a miserable life in a cramped battery cage on a fur farm. Over 80 percent of Czechs support the ban on fur

International organisations urge Czech Senate to end fur farming

letter Czech Senate

16 JULY 2017, PRAGUE – This week 40 animal protection organisations worldwide co-signed a letter to call upon the Czech Senate to end fur farming. The letter was handed over by Fur Free Alliance member organisation Svoboda Zvirat to Mr. Jaroslav Müllner, head of the secretariat of the President of the Senate, and urges the senators