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
PRAGUE, 5 JUNE 2018 – The majority of fur items or fur-trimmed items in Czech Republic are mislabelled or not labelled at all. This alarming conclusion, that resulted from an investigation of Czech animal protection organisation Freedom for Animals in early 2017, is backed by new research results of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority (CTIA). Between November 2017
Finnish animal rights group Oikeutta Eläimille has obtained new alarming photos from fur farms in Finland. The footage shows extremely obese animals with severe eye infections, heavily folded skin and badly malformed feet. They are kept in small and barren wire mesh cages. According to veterinary experts, these conditions cause extreme suffering to the animals.
BRUSSELS, 26 JANUARY 2018 – This week, Polish members of the European Parliament spoke out against fur farming during the well attended opening of the Make Fur History exhibition in Brussels. The event was an initiative of the Polish members of the ECR Group, co-organised by the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals, to show their
30 JULY 2017, THE NETHERLANDS – Last week the Dutch Advertising Standards Authority forced the fur brand Airforce to remove false animal-friendly claims from their labels. The company was selling jackets with raccoon dog fur trims labelled as ‘ethical’ and ‘responsible’. Raccoon dogs are farmed in China in atrocious conditions with hardly any inspections taking place. The Chinese region