Dutch mink ban verdict sets precedent in Europe

THE NETHERLANDS, 14 FEBRUARY 2016 –  The historical verdict of the Dutch court to uphold the mink ban sets a strong precedent for the ethical case against fur farming. The language used by the National Court of Appeals in The Hague is unequivocal; the economical interest of fur farmers is offset by the public interest. The verdict

Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor settle contempt suit fur violations

Raccoon dogs on a fur farm

WASHINGTON, 1  FEBRUARY 2016 – Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor settled a civil contempt suit brought by Fur Free Alliance member The Humane Society of the United States after an investigation revealed more than 40 fur advertising and labeling violations between December 2013 and November 2014. The HSUS’ investigation uncovered evidence that Saks

Exposed: Real Fur Sold as Fake on British High-Street

Fox farming in Canada ©Joanne McArthur/We Animals

LONDON, 26 NOVEMBER 2015 – As winter approaches, and the majority of the British public continue to reject the idea of wearing real animal fur, investigations by Fur Free Alliance member Humane Society International/UK and the BBC’s consumer show Fake Britain expose how inadequate and misleading garment labelling is leaving consumers without clear information to tell

Dutch fur farming industry comes to an end!

THE NETHERLANDS, 10 NOVEMBER 2015 – This morning Dutch court announced its final decision on the appeal of the government against the Dutch mink breeders. To the immense relief of the Fur Free Alliance and its Dutch member Bont voor Dieren, today’s victorious ruling is on the side of six million mink in the Netherlands.

It is time to see through the marketing tactics of the European fur industry

mink farm

BRUSSELS, 21 OCTOBER 2015 – Member states have an opportunity to play a leading role for animal welfare globally by phasing out fur farming, write Salla Tuomivaara and Siri Martinsen. Salla Tuomivaara is the director of Animalia and Siri Martinsen, veterinarian, is the director of NOAH. They are the co-authors of the report “Nordic fur trade – marketed

Global animal welfare organisations call upon the Czech Republic to ban fur

PRAGUE/BRUSSELS, 31 MARCH 2015 – The Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka, received an open letter today from the international coalitions Eurogroup for Animals and Fur Free Alliance, which bring together 72 animal welfare organisations from all over the world. The associations call upon the minister to adopt a ban on the breeding of animals for