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Norway shuts down all fur farms ahead of schedule

NORWAY, 23 January 2023 – Last week it was made public that the last mink had left Norwegian fur farms, and the Norwegian fur industry is now closed down. Norwegian animal protection organisation NOAH has worked to end fur farming in Norway since 1989. Its next goal is for Norway to implement a ban on

Shocking film of injured, diseased and cannibal foxes on Finnish fur farms

HELSINKI, Finland, January 19 — Shocking footage showing fur-farmed foxes in Finland with weeping and swollen infected eyes and ears; injured and bloodied tails; and deformed, splayed feet has been released by animal protection groups Oikeutta eläimille and Humane Society International/Europe. The footage also shows obese “monster foxes” with huge skin folds from selective breeding

Fur Free Alliance calls for ban on fur farming during visit to the Swedish parliament

STOCKHOLM, 3 NOVEMBER 2022 — On Thursday 3rd November, Swedish and international animal welfare campaigners delivered a letter to the Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure and the Minister for Rural Affairs urging the Swedish government to ban fur farming. Djurens Rätt, Sweden’s leading animal advocacy organisation, were joined by campaigners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, the

Latvia bans fur farming

RIGA, 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 — Today, in the final and deciding vote, the Parliament of Latvia, known as Saeima, supported a complete ban on the breeding of fur animals in Latvia, which will enter into force in 2028. Over the last 10 years, the animal rights association “Dzīvnieku brīvība” has campaigned for the ban on

Malta introduces ban on fur farming

MALTA, 9 AUGUST 2022 – Last week the Maltese Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban on the production of fur and foie gras with immediate effect. With the new amendment, Malta has now joined a growing list of more than a dozen EU countries that have prohibited fur farming.  Since Malta currently has no operating

Bulgaria bans breeding and import of American mink

UPDATE: On 5 August 2022 the ban was suspended by the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court due to an appeal. SOFIA, 2 JUNE 2022 – Yesterday, the Bulgarian Environment Minister Borislav Sandov announced a ban on the breeding and import of American Mink. The ban, which has been introduced on the grounds of protecting native biodiversity,