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

Bosnian government urged to uphold fur farming ban

25 APRIL 2017 – In a letter to the members of the Bosnian House of Peoples the Fur Free Alliance urges the Bosnian government to stay committed to the Animal Protection and Welfare Act that was voted upon in 2009 and make an end to fur farming. In 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina passed a law to ban

City of Berkeley bans the sales of fur

fur sales ban Berkely

BERKELY, UNITED STATES, 10 APRIL 2017 – The City Council of Berkeley CA last week voted to adopt an ordinance banning the sale of fur apparel, signaling that Berkeley is a city that cares about all individuals. The bill was spearheaded by Berkeley Coalition for Animals (BCA), and sponsored by Council Member Kriss Worthington. BCA is

India bans the import of mink, fox and chinchilla fur

Wild Fox

INDIA, 6 JANUARY 2017 – The Director General of Foreign Trade in India, which comes under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has banned the import of skins of reptiles, chinchillas, mink and fox through a notification issued on 3 January.  According to Fur Free Alliance member Humane Society International (HSI), “Worldwide millions of minks and