Make Fur History – A landmark exhibition at the European Parliament

Brussels, 23 January 2018 – At a major exhibition in the European Parliament, which will be held from 23 to 25 January, the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals will expose the facts about how real fur is produced, and why more national bans on fur factory farming are needed in the EU. This

Norwegian government agrees to ban fur farming

NORWAY, 21 JANUARY 2018 – Norway’s newly formed coalition government has agreed to ban all fur farming and have a total phase out by 2024. The ban on the production of animal pelts is part of the “Regjeringsplattformen”, an agreement on governing principles between the coalition parties. Norway, once the world’s top producer of fox

International seminar in Sarajevo on the impact of fur farming

Last Thursday international experts gathered in Sarajevo to discuss the negative impact of fur farming on animal welfare and the environment. The event, organised by the Fur Free Alliance in collaboration with the Anti-Fur Coalition Bosnia and Herzegovina, addressed the problems associated with any extension of the phase-out period of the Bosnian fur farming ban.

Hugely overweight foxes revealed on Finnish fur farms

Super-sized obese fox

FINLAND, 19 AUGUST 2017 – New footage from five Finnish fur farms shows that the selective breeding of super sized foxes – which caused an uproar in the 1980s – has not come to an end. The video material was filmed during the spring of 2017, says Oikeutta eläimille (Justice for Animals), the organization that released

Advertising Standards Authority reprimands “animal-friendly fur” labels

Raccoon dogs fur farm

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

Czech ban on fur farming approved by senate

Czech bans fur farming

22 JULY 2017, PRAGUE – Thursday the Czech Senate voted with an overwhelming majority for a law that prohibits fur farming. The vote is a historic victory for animal rights and will spare thousands of animals from a miserable life in a cramped battery cage on a fur farm. Over 80 percent of Czechs support the ban on fur