Norwegian government agrees to ban fur farming

NORWAY, 21 JANUARY 2018 – Norway’s newly formed coalition government has agreed to ban all fur farming and have a total phase out by 2024. The ban on the production of animal pelts is part of the “Regjeringsplattformen”, an agreement on governing principles between the coalition parties. Norway, once the world’s top producer of fox

International seminar in Sarajevo on the impact of fur farming

Last Thursday international experts gathered in Sarajevo to discuss the negative impact of fur farming on animal welfare and the environment. The event, organised by the Fur Free Alliance in collaboration with the Anti-Fur Coalition Bosnia and Herzegovina, addressed the problems associated with any extension of the phase-out period of the Bosnian fur farming ban.

Czech fur farming ban signed by President Zeman

Wild foxes

5 AUGUST 2017, PRAGUE – On August 1, the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, signed the amendment of the animal protection law that will make an end to fur farming. The ban on fur farming has now been adopted definitely, and will become effective on the first day of the second calendar month following its publication.

Czech ban on fur farming approved by senate

Czech bans fur farming

22 JULY 2017, PRAGUE – Thursday the Czech Senate voted with an overwhelming majority for a law that prohibits fur farming. The vote is a historic victory for animal rights and will spare thousands of animals from a miserable life in a cramped battery cage on a fur farm. Over 80 percent of Czechs support the ban on fur

International organisations urge Czech Senate to end fur farming

letter Czech Senate

16 JULY 2017, PRAGUE – This week 40 animal protection organisations worldwide co-signed a letter to call upon the Czech Senate to end fur farming. The letter was handed over by Fur Free Alliance member organisation Svoboda Zvirat to Mr. Jaroslav Müllner, head of the secretariat of the President of the Senate, and urges the senators

Fur Free Alliance holds press conference in Sarajevo

press conference Sarajevo

13 JULY 2017, SARAJEVO – Yesterday, representatives of the Fur Free Alliance, PETA and the Aarhus Center spoke at a press conference in Sarajevo to call for the implementation of the Bosnian fur farming ban without any further delay. In a highly uncommon procedure the Bosnian government recently voted for a last-minute postponement of the fur farming ban, that was suppose to