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

Ukraine proposes bill to ban fur farming

UKRAINE – On February 7, 36 Members of Parliament introduced a bill to ban fur farming in Ukraine. The bill is initiated by MP Andriy Pomazanov with support of Fur Free Alliance member organisation Unique Planet. The bill, that has now been registered in the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), introduces changes to legislation to ensure humane

Serbia starts 2019 off right by outlawing fur farms

SERBIA, 1 JANUARY 2019 – Animal advocates around the globe rejoice as Serbia starts off the new year by effectively banning fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long decisive and persistent struggle by citizens, experts and animal rights activist during which fur industry lobby groups consistently