Fur Industry “WelFur” scheme criticized by veterinarians for masking animal suffering and condemned as “cynical PR spin” by animal campaigners

BRUSSELS, 21 JANUARY 2020 – A fur industry animal welfare certification scheme being showcased by the fur trade in the European Parliament this week has received in-depth criticism by renowned veterinarians, and been condemned as a cynical ‘smoke and mirrors’ attempt to hide animal suffering, in a damning report published today by the Fur Free

Dark side of fur farming exposed at the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 – This Wednesday, animal advocates exposed shocking conditions on European fur farms at the European Parliament and called for urgent action. Campaigners, veterinary experts and hosting MEPs argued that the confined caging system on fur farms does not meet the needs of predatory animals and violates basic animal welfare standards and

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