In a letter to the Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare Ben Weyts the Fur Free Alliance urges the Minister to represent the opinion of the Belgian citizens and ban fur farming. A ban on fur farming is widely supported by the Belgian population. A large majority of 86 percent of the Belgian citizens considers that
ZAGREB, 25 FEBRUARY 2015 – Last week Croatian citizens gathered on the central square of the capital city Zagreb to make a public statement against chinchilla fur farming. In 2007 the Croatian government decided to ban fur farming with a phase-out period of 10 years. Recent lobby efforts of chinchilla breeders have focused on an exemption of the ban for chinchilla farming,
BELGIUM, 25 NOVEMBER – Recently, GAIA, the Belgian Fur Free Alliance member, released new footage from mink farms where animals are bred for their fur. They are all located in Flanders. Ann De Greef, Director at GAIA: “These images clearly reveal the mental suffering and severe behavioural abnormalities developed by mink locked in cages.” But
OSLO, 16 NOVEMBER 2015 – This weekend over 7000 Norwegians took the streets to call their government for a ban on fur farming. The anti-fur march took place in various cities across Norway, counting nearly 4000 participants in Oslo where the march was opened by mayor Marianne Borgen. Among the protesters were Norwegian authors Hanne Kristin Rohde, Tor
OSLO, 14 NOVEMBER 2015 – Today NOAH – for animal rights, Norway’s largest animal rights organization and Fur Free Alliance member, is hosting NOAH´s march against fur – an event that gathers thousands of people every year. The march has been an annual event for twelve years, and has become Europe’s largest anti-fur event. Every
THE NETHERLANDS, 10 NOVEMBER 2015 – This morning Dutch court announced its final decision on the appeal of the government against the Dutch mink breeders. To the immense relief of the Fur Free Alliance and its Dutch member Bont voor Dieren, today’s victorious ruling is on the side of six million mink in the Netherlands.