Europe’s first fur-free shopping street

fur-free shopping street

AMSTERDAM, 20 JUNE 2016 – After working together with Dutch animal protection organisation Bont voor Dieren, the store owners on the Hartenstraat in Amsterdam have decided to ban all fur items from their shops. With this compassionate move the Hartenstraat (which translates as ‘Heartstreet’) has become the first fur-free shopping street in Europe. The 19 store

Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina urged to support fur farming ban

Fur farming ban Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO, 19 JUNE 2016 – Worldwide citizens are expressing their support for the fur farming ban in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Similar to several other EU members states, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to ban fur farming on ethical grounds in 2009. The fur farming ban includes a phase-out period of 10 years providing fur farmers with a

Shocking footage of cruel fox slaughter in Poland

Poland fox slaughter violations

POLAND, 29 JANUARY 2015 – New hidden camera footage showing the slaughter of foxes on fur farms, published by Polish Fur Free Alliance member Otwarte Klatki, is used by authorities to investigate the violation of animal cruelty laws. The graphic video footage was recorded on four fur farms in Greater Poland and Silesia regions in

Four Norwegian mink farms forced to close down after inspections

Animal welfare problems on Norwegian mink farm

NORWAY, 17 DECEMBER 2015 – Severely untreated injuries, sick animals and inhumane killing methods were some of atrocities encountered by inspectors which causes four Norwegian mink farms to face closing down. During various inspections of the Food Safety Authority, the animal welfare on the mink farms was repeatedly found to be in such urgent, abominable state that inspectors demanded the immediate euthanization of a number

Animal abuse on Dutch mink farm exposed

Animal abuse on Dutch mink farm

THE NETHERLANDS, 7 DECEMBER 2015 – New undercover footage of Dutch animal rights organisation Stichting Animal Rights reveals violent animal mistreatment on a Dutch mink farm. The footage, recorded on mink farm Rios Mink in Rosmalen, shows two employees hard-handedly throwing mink into a gas box. The brutal abuse of mink exposed by the video is not the first time Rios Mink has caused

It is time to see through the marketing tactics of the European fur industry

mink farm

BRUSSELS, 21 OCTOBER 2015 – Member states have an opportunity to play a leading role for animal welfare globally by phasing out fur farming, write Salla Tuomivaara and Siri Martinsen. Salla Tuomivaara is the director of Animalia and Siri Martinsen, veterinarian, is the director of NOAH. They are the co-authors of the report “Nordic fur trade – marketed