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Fur industry in Bulgaria loses court case against mink ban

SOFIA, 1 JULY 2024 – The Administrative Court of Sofia City has issued a decision on the case regarding the ban on the import and breeding of American mink in Bulgaria. The court accepted as groundless the appeal of the only operating mink fur farm in Bulgaria. The legal process was started in 2022, a few

Documentary on fur farming investigators premiered in Warsaw

WARSAW, 22 MAY 2024 – The film “Out of Sight, by the Forest” about the behind-the-scenes work of activist investigators is available online The premiere of Fur Free Alliance’s member organization Otwarte Klatki new documentary film “Out of Sight, by the Forest” took place on 22 May at Warsaw’s Kinoteka. The film tells the story

Fur Free Alliance visits Poland, appeals to the Parliament to ban fur farming

WARSAW, 16 May 2024 – Today, animal advocates from the international coalition Fur Free Alliance have gathered in Warsaw in support of a new Polish fur farming ban proposal due to be submitted soon. Poland is currently the biggest fur producer in Europe. There have been several attempts to introduce a fur farming ban bill

Mink brutally mistreated on Polish fur farm owned by global industry leader

WARSAW, 24 April 2024 — Disturbing footage captured at a mink farm in Poland reveals brutal animal cruelty, including the throwing and striking of animals against wooden and metal components of cages. The farm is owned by the Dutch Van Ansem family who oversee one of Poland’s largest mink farms, with additional operations in Latvia,

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.