Slovakia next country to close down fur farms

BRATISLAVA, 17 OCTOBER 2019 – Today the Slovak National Council approved a ban on fur production that makes Slovakia the 15th European country to end fur farming. The legislation, that will go into effect in 2021, passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 107 out of 150 from across the political spectrum and includes a

California becomes first US state to ban fur sales

USA, 14 October 2019 – Last Saturday, governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation that will make California the first state in the US to ban fur sales. The legislation prohibits California residents to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags with fur starting in 2023. The ban comes on the heels of similar bans in

Bulgarian politicians propose bill to end fur farming

SOFIA, 28 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Early this month, a bill was introduced in the Bulgarian Parliament to amend the Veterinary-Practice Act, aiming to prohibit raising, breeding, and killing animals for the production of fur. The proposal includes a transition period until 01.01.2021, after which the ban on fur farms takes full effect. In Bulgaria these

Make Fur History exhibition hosted in Montenegro

MONTENEGRO, 10 JULY 2019 – Yesterday, the opening of the Make Fur History exhibition took place at the Culture and Information Center ‘Budo Tomovic’ in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica.  The event, co-organised with our local member group Gallop, reveals the reality on fur factory farms and presents the facts about the animals bred and

Ireland approves a ban on fur farming

IRELAND, 3 JULY 2019 – Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur farming after the country’s cabinet approved to phase-out fur farming. The bill is expected to be introduced into the Dáil, the Irish parliament, in September. The Fur Free Alliance urges the Irish government to stay

Exhibition in Sofia exposes negative impact of fur farming

SOFIA, 22 MARCH 2019 – Yesterday, the opening of the exhibition ‘The impact of fur farming’ took place at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in Sofia. The exhibition, organised by animal rights organization CAAI, exposes the facts about how real fur is produced and why a national ban