Fur Industry “WelFur” scheme criticized by veterinarians for masking animal suffering and condemned as “cynical PR spin” by animal campaigners

BRUSSELS, 21 JANUARY 2020 – A fur industry animal welfare certification scheme being showcased by the fur trade in the European Parliament this week has received in-depth criticism by renowned veterinarians, and been condemned as a cynical ‘smoke and mirrors’ attempt to hide animal suffering, in a damning report published today by the Fur Free

Dark side of fur farming exposed at the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 – This Wednesday, animal advocates exposed shocking conditions on European fur farms at the European Parliament and called for urgent action. Campaigners, veterinary experts and hosting MEPs argued that the confined caging system on fur farms does not meet the needs of predatory animals and violates basic animal welfare standards and

California becomes first US state to ban fur sales

USA, 14 October 2019 – Last Saturday, governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation that will make California the first state in the US to ban fur sales. The legislation prohibits California residents to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags with fur starting in 2023. The ban comes on the heels of similar bans in

Ireland approves a ban on fur farming

IRELAND, 3 JULY 2019 – Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur farming after the country’s cabinet approved to phase-out fur farming. The bill is expected to be introduced into the Dáil, the Irish parliament, in September. The Fur Free Alliance urges the Irish government to stay

Horrific conditions on French mink fur farm in Eure-et-Loire exposed

FRANCE, 2 JULY 2019 – Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions on a French mink fur farm in Eure-et-Loire. The hideous images, published by Fur Free Alliance member organisation OneVoice, show fur farm battery cages littered with dead or dying mink, in the middle of faeces and decomposing bodies, sometimes mummified, over which the survivors

Exhibition in Sofia exposes negative impact of fur farming

SOFIA, 22 MARCH 2019 – Yesterday, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’ took place at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in Sofia. The exhibition, organised by animal rights organization CAAI, exposes the facts about how real fur is produced and why a national ban