Leading animal protection organisations call for the permanent closure of fur farms in Europe

BRUSSELS – 8 DECEMBER 2020 –  In the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks on mink farms throughout Europe – which have also laid bare the cruel conditions under which these animals are intensively confined – leading animal protection organisations today held an online conference to address the animal welfare and public health concerns associated with fur

Victory! France to ban mink fur farming

FRANCE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 – In a historic move, this morning the French minister of Ecological Transition announced to prohibit mink fur production. The decision follows a recent expose from our French member One Voice of the hideous conditions on France’s last 4 remaining mink fur farms. The ban on fur farming will go into

Shocking investigation on probably the largest fur farm in the world

POLAND, 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Today, activists from Polish animal rights organisation Otwarte Klatki published the shocking results of a two-month-long investigation at the largest fur farm in Poland. The activist employed on the mink farm documented, among others, cases of cannibalism, open wounds and untreated sick animals. The case was reported to the prosecution.

Finnish Social Democrats take a historic stand against fur farming

FINLAND, 25 AUGUST 2020 – In a historic vote, the Social Democratic party of Finland (SDP) committed to working towards ending fur farming and fur sales both in Finland and in the EU within a reasonable transition period. News on the decision broke on 24 August during the Social Democrats’ party congress, held in Tampere,

Spanish citizens protest mink fur farm in Santa Maria de Alameda

SPAIN, 20 AUGUST 2020 – Last Saturday, Spanish citizens took the streets in Santa Maria de Alameda to protest against a nearby mink fur farm. Following years of protests triggered by complaints over smells, flies, noise and waste pollution, local residents urge their government to protect rural life and close mink fur farms. Residents have

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