Finland urged to end the breeding of severely obese foxes for fur

FINLAND, 8 NOVEMBER 2017 – The selective breeding of super-sized foxes, that was recently exposed on Finnish fur farms, has caused an uproar in the international press. The shocking footage, that shows Arctic foxes so large they can barely move, has alarmed citizens and animal rights organisations across the globe. Member organisations of the international animal

Lucky seventeen – foxes rescued from cruel Polish fur farms

Seventeen foxes rescued from Polish fur farm

Cruel conditions revealed on a fox fur farm in Raciborsk, near Wieliczka. Seventeen foxes were rescued by the Open Cages Association. The foxes will be taken care of by animal shelters all over Poland. POLAND, 3 APRIL 2017 – The end of March, an animal welfare organization in Cracow discovered a small fox farm along with an

New bill to ban fur farming in Estonia

Wild mink

ESTONIA, 6 MARCH 2017 – In February a legislative draft to ban fur farming in Estonia was proposed by member of parliament Barbi Pilvre (Social Democrats) . The proposed ban includes a ten-year changeover period for fur farmers to transition to a more sustainable industry. The draft that was initiated by 14 parliament members from different factions

Polish zoo opens sanctuary for injured foxes from fur farms

Poznan zoo adopt rescued foxes from fur farms

POLAND, 17 JANUARY 2017 – Cyryl and Ferdinand, the two injured foxes that were rescued from Polish fur farms, are settling in their new sanctuary in the Poznan Zoo. Last year November the zoo, in cooperation with Polish Fur Free Alliance member Otwarte Klatki (Open Cages), opened a new outside enclosure for the two foxes to recover from their

Fur farming ban in Czech supported by Chamber in first reading

Fur farm in Czech Republic (2012)

PRAGUE, 10 NOVEMBER 2016 – Fur farming will no longer be allowed in the Czech Republic by 2019 according to a bill that the Chamber of Deputies passed in first reading yesterday. The amendment prohibits the breeding and killing of animals solely or primarily for the purpose of fur and was submitted by about one fourth

Belgian fur retailer Pelsland goes bankrupt

Pelsland bankrupt

BELGIUM, 25 JULY 2016 – Veritable temple of fur in Belgium, Pelsland was declared bankrupt last month by the court of Antwerp. A part of the Belgian scene for 40 years, Pelsland’s demise was supposedly down to an exceptionally mild winter, according to its director. However, according to Belgian Fur Free Alliance member GAIA, the reasons for

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