Dutch MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of shutting down mink fur farms in the Netherlands

THE HAGUE, 24 JUNE 2020 – Yesterday, politicians voted in favour of the early closure of farms with compensation to be paid to fur farmers to end the practice earlier than the phase out due date of 31st December 2023.  Following outbreaks of COVID-19 on 17 fur farms in The Netherlands since 26 April, there

Calls for global closure of mink fur farms as Dutch government orders cull and confirms mink fur farms could act as reservoir for COVID-19

The Fur Free Alliance urges governments to close mink farms in all countries  AMSTERDAM – 4 JUNE 2020 – The Dutch government has ordered the culling of thousands of mink on nine fur farms from Friday this week, following advice from a team of veterinary and infectious disease experts that mink fur farms could act

Protesters in Latvia demand fur farming ban

RIGA, 4 December 2019 – Over 800 hundred protesters joined a march in Riga, Latvia on November 30 to demand a fur farming ban. The march was organised by Fur Free Alliance member ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’ together with other animal and environment protection organizations. Amālija Švarckopfa, the representative of ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’, explains: “Our main aim is

Dark side of fur farming exposed at the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 – This Wednesday, animal advocates exposed shocking conditions on European fur farms at the European Parliament and called for urgent action. Campaigners, veterinary experts and hosting MEPs argued that the confined caging system on fur farms does not meet the needs of predatory animals and violates basic animal welfare standards and

Slovakia next country to close down fur farms

BRATISLAVA, 17 OCTOBER 2019 – Today the Slovak National Council approved a ban on fur production that makes Slovakia the 15th European country to end fur farming. The legislation, that will go into effect in 2021, passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 107 out of 150 from across the political spectrum and includes a

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