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Fur Free Alliance denounces the European Commission’s delay on banning fur farming and sales in the EU

The Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of over 50 animal protection organisations representing millions of supporters worldwide, expresses its profound disappointment and frustration at the European Commission’s (EC) decision to delay the urgent need to end fur farming in the EU. Instead, the Commission has requested an opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Fur Free Alliance visits Finland, appeals to the parliament to ban fur farming

HELSINKI, 30 November 2023 – The debate related to Finnish fur farming, the avian flu epidemic in fur farms and several legal initiatives to ban fur farming made Finland an interesting destination for the visit of the international animal protection network Fur Free Alliance. During the visit, the Finnish member organizations Animalia and Oikeutta eläimille

Lithuania becomes 20th country to ban fur farming

Vilnius, 27 September 2023 – Lithuania has today become the 20th European country to completely ban fur farming, sparing around one million animals a year from miserable lives and cruel deaths on fur farms. President Gitanas Nausėda signed the fur farming bill into law today after a large majority passed the measure in the Seimas.

Exposed: massive bird flu cull on Finnish fur farms sparks pandemic concerns

FINLAND, AUGUST 29 — New photos reveal poor biosecurity measures and horrible conditions on Finnish fur farms, where animals were being killed en masse over bird flu concerns. The uncontrolled spread of the virus among mink and foxes highlights the pandemic potential of fur farming and the urgent need for action at European level. Scientists

More than 1.5 million citizens ask for a Fur Free Europe

AMSTERDAM, 14 JUNE 2023 — The Fur Free Europe Initiative, which ran from May 2022 to March 2023, has been officially submitted to the European Commission, after collecting a total of 1.7 million signatures in just 10 months. Following the verification process, the final count of validated signatures was confirmed at an impressive 1,502,319. The ECI

Bill to ban fur farming in Lithuania passed second reading

VILNIUS, 6 JUNE 2023 – Today, a prohibition on the breeding and killing of animals for fur in Lithuania passed its second reading at the Seima (Lithuanian Parliament). Animal advocates worldwide applaud Lithuania for taking steps to become the 20th European country to ban fur production. The draft legislation, which is scheduled for its final