COVID-19 first detected in European mink farms a year ago – NGOs and the public urge the EU to act

12 months after the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in animals in a mink farm in the Netherlands, the EU has failed to take decisive action to shut down these coronavirus reservoirs despite huge public support for a ban on fur farming.  In recent months, over 500.000 people have signed our petition calling for an

New report finds that all mink farms should be considered “at risk” of COVID-19 infection

19 FEBRUARY 2021 – On the cusp of the mink breeding season, which is set to resume at the end of this month, the European Food Safety Agency has released a report finding that all mink farms should be considered at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and must be strictly monitored. Following the release of this

Fur Free Alliance, Mena Suvari partner for anti-fur video

USA, 10 DECEMBER 2020 – Released today, “Hide” follows three interconnected stories behind a single fur coat from the trapper who catches the fox, to the seamstress who sews the fur coat, to the shopper, played by Suvari, who buys it. The thought-provoking film highlights the cruelty behind the fur trade and the hypocrisy of

Leading animal protection organisations call for the permanent closure of fur farms in Europe

BRUSSELS – 8 DECEMBER 2020 –  In the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks on mink farms throughout Europe – which have also laid bare the cruel conditions under which these animals are intensively confined – leading animal protection organisations today held an online conference to address the animal welfare and public health concerns associated with fur

Victory! France to ban mink fur farming

FRANCE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 – In a historic move, this morning the French minister of Ecological Transition announced to prohibit mink fur production. The decision follows a recent expose from our French member One Voice of the hideous conditions on France’s last 4 remaining mink fur farms. The ban on fur farming will go into

Finnish Social Democrats take a historic stand against fur farming

FINLAND, 25 AUGUST 2020 – In a historic vote, the Social Democratic party of Finland (SDP) committed to working towards ending fur farming and fur sales both in Finland and in the EU within a reasonable transition period. News on the decision broke on 24 August during the Social Democrats’ party congress, held in Tampere,