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Third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a fur farm in Italy

GALEATA, DECEMBER 5, 2022 — The World Organisation for Animal Health has announced Italy’s third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a mink fur farm, located in the municipality of Galeata (FC). The farm has been closed since Italy’s national fur farming ban came into force on 1 January this year, with 1,523 minks remaining caged on

Major win: Italy to permanently ban fur farming

ROME – 21 DECEMBER 2021 – Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutdown the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months making Italy the 16th country in Europe to ban fur farming. The approved amendment includes an immediate ban on breeding of fur-bearing animals including mink, foxes, raccoon dogs and

Campaigners submit 880,457 #StopDeadlyFur petition signatures to G20 leaders

ROME – 20 OCTOBER 2021- The Fur Free Alliance handed over more than 880.000 signatures to Italy’s G20 delegation calling for urgent global action on fur farming at the upcoming G20 Summit in Rome later this month. In light of the spread of COVID-19 on hundreds of mink fur farms worldwide, the Alliance’s ‘Stop Deadly

Animal protection organisations welcome Member States’ call for an end of fur farming in the EU

28 JUNE 2021, BRUSSELS – Today, the Dutch and Austrian governments presented an information note on fur farming in the Council, which has already been supported by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Slovakia. The initiative calls on the European Commission to take action to permanently end fur farming in the EU based on animal welfare, ethics

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

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