SERBIA, 1 JANUARY 2019 – Animal advocates around the globe rejoice as Serbia starts off the new year by effectively banning fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long decisive and persistent struggle by citizens, experts and animal rights activist during which fur industry lobby groups consistently
ESTONIA, NOVEMBER – On 14 November 2018, a bill to ban fur farming in Estonia, starting 2024, was presented to the Estonian parliament by social democrat Barbi Pilvre and 17 other parliament members. The NGO Loomus, the Estonian representative of the Fur Free Alliance, welcomes the initiative and invites people to the animal rights march on 24
VILNIUS, 30 OCTOBER 2018 – Yesterday a bill to ban fur farming in Lithuania was presented at a press conference in the Lithuanian Parliament. The law proposal was introduced by a cross-party group of three Lithuanian Members of Parliament. The first reading of the bill is expected to take place before 2019. In recent years, a
LITHUANIA, 22 AUGUST – Extremely shocking footage of a mink fur farm in Lithuania has revealed the atrocious conditions in which the animals are kept. The appalling video shows such distressing footage, several animal protection organisations have decided not to publish it. Lithuania is among the world’s largest mink fur producers, with as many as
BELGIUM, 23 JULY – On July 21, the Flemish government has adopted a decree to make and end to the factory farming of animals for their skin. This historic decision, initiated by Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare Ben Weyts, signifies the end of fur farming in Belgium. The 17 remaining Belgian mink farms, all of
BULGARIA, JULY 2018 – Exactly 51 234 signatures were submitted to the Bulgarian parliament by the National Citizens’ Initiative, which seeks to bring about a ban on fur farming on the country’s territory. On June 22, 51 234 signatures in total were submitted to the national parliament, along with a proposition for an amendment to the current legislation.