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

Major French e-commerce seller La Redoute joins Fur Free Retailer

La Redoute joins Fur Free Retailer

22 JUNE 2017, FRANCE – After working together with Fur Free Alliance member One Voice French major multi-line retailer La Redoute joined the Fur Free Retailer program. La Redoute is one of France’s top e-commerce sellers of women’s apparel and home decor. Nathalie Balla, co-president of La Redoute, commented on this ethical choice: “Many years ago we made

Majority of Massachusetts Voters Want to Make it Illegal to Sell Fur Clothing

Fox farming in Canada ©Joanne McArthur/We Animals

22 JUNE 2017, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Today, the Fur-Free Alliance released the results of a poll showing that a majority of Massachusetts voters want a statewide ban on the sale of clothing that contains animal fur. The poll asked voters if they’d support a ban on “the sale of clothing garments containing fur from animals

Historic vote bans fur farming in Czech Republic

Czech bans fur farming

7 JUNE 2017, PRAGUE – Today the Czech Chamber of Deputies has voted in vast majority to prohibit fur farming starting 2019. With 132 votes in favour – and 9 votes against and 20 absences – the bill to ban fur farming found overwhelming approval. The vote means a major win for animal rights and will spare

Bill to ban fur farming in Estonia rejected

Fur farm in Czech Republic (2012)

18 MAY 2017, TALLIN – On 10 May, with 24 votes in favour and 49 against, the parliament of Estonia rejected a bill that would outlaw fur farming in Estonia over a period of ten years. In February a legislative draft was proposed to ban fur farming in Estonia including a ten-year changeover period for fur farmers to transition to a more

Czech fur farming ban passed in second reading

czech petition

13 MAY 2017, PRAGUE – In its second reading the Czech Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of the amendment of the bill that bans the breeding and killing of animals for fur. The amendment was proposed by a number of Deputies led by chairman of the Czech Committee on the Environment,  Mr.Robin Böhnisch. The ban on fur