Dutch MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of shutting down mink fur farms in the Netherlands

THE HAGUE, 24 JUNE 2020 – Yesterday, politicians voted in favour of the early closure of farms with compensation to be paid to fur farmers to end the practice earlier than the phase out due date of 31st December 2023.  Following outbreaks of COVID-19 on 17 fur farms in The Netherlands since 26 April, there

Calls for global closure of mink fur farms as Dutch government orders cull and confirms mink fur farms could act as reservoir for COVID-19

The Fur Free Alliance urges governments to close mink farms in all countries  AMSTERDAM – 4 JUNE 2020 – The Dutch government has ordered the culling of thousands of mink on nine fur farms from Friday this week, following advice from a team of veterinary and infectious disease experts that mink fur farms could act

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