ESTONIA, NOVEMBER – On 14 November 2018, a bill to ban fur farming in Estonia, starting 2024, was presented to the Estonian parliament by social democrat Barbi Pilvre and 17 other parliament members. The NGO Loomus, the Estonian representative of the Fur Free Alliance, welcomes the initiative and invites people to the animal rights march on 24
VILNIUS, 30 OCTOBER 2018 – Yesterday a bill to ban fur farming in Lithuania was presented at a press conference in the Lithuanian Parliament. The law proposal was introduced by a cross-party group of three Lithuanian Members of Parliament. The first reading of the bill is expected to take place before 2019. In recent years, a
LITHUANIA, 22 AUGUST – Extremely shocking footage of a mink fur farm in Lithuania has revealed the atrocious conditions in which the animals are kept. The appalling video shows such distressing footage, several animal protection organisations have decided not to publish it. Lithuania is among the world’s largest mink fur producers, with as many as
BELGIUM, 23 JULY – On July 21, the Flemish government has adopted a decree to make and end to the factory farming of animals for their skin. This historic decision, initiated by Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare Ben Weyts, signifies the end of fur farming in Belgium. The 17 remaining Belgian mink farms, all of
BULGARIA, JULY 2018 – Exactly 51 234 signatures were submitted to the Bulgarian parliament by the National Citizens’ Initiative, which seeks to bring about a ban on fur farming on the country’s territory. On June 22, 51 234 signatures in total were submitted to the national parliament, along with a proposition for an amendment to the current legislation.
BELARUS, JUNE 2018 – Last month, the anti-fur educational publication ‘Animals Are Not Clothes’ was presented at the international scientific conference Sakharov Readings 2018: Environmental Problems of the 21st Century, in the Belarus capital of Minsk. The presentation was part of a long-term campaign, organised by FFA member organisation Ecoetika, that aims to create awareness among the new generation about