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Norway shuts down all fur farms ahead of schedule

NORWAY, 23 January 2023 – Last week it was made public that the last mink had left Norwegian fur farms, and the Norwegian fur industry is now closed down. Norwegian animal protection organisation NOAH has worked to end fur farming in Norway since 1989. Its next goal is for Norway to implement a ban on

Shocking film of injured, diseased and cannibal foxes on Finnish fur farms

HELSINKI, Finland, January 19 — Shocking footage showing fur-farmed foxes in Finland with weeping and swollen infected eyes and ears; injured and bloodied tails; and deformed, splayed feet has been released by animal protection groups Oikeutta eläimille and Humane Society International/Europe. The footage also shows obese “monster foxes” with huge skin folds from selective breeding

Third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a fur farm in Italy

GALEATA, DECEMBER 5, 2022 — The World Organisation for Animal Health has announced Italy’s third outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on a mink fur farm, located in the municipality of Galeata (FC). The farm has been closed since Italy’s national fur farming ban came into force on 1 January this year, with 1,523 minks remaining caged on

Fur Free Alliance calls for ban on fur farming during visit to the Swedish parliament

STOCKHOLM, 3 NOVEMBER 2022 — On Thursday 3rd November, Swedish and international animal welfare campaigners delivered a letter to the Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure and the Minister for Rural Affairs urging the Swedish government to ban fur farming. Djurens Rätt, Sweden’s leading animal advocacy organisation, were joined by campaigners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, the

NGOs and MEPs gather at European Parliament to call for a fur-free Europe

STRASBOURG, 6 OCTOBER 2022 – Today, as the Fur Free Europe ECI reached more than 400,000 signatures in less than five months, MEPs from the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals gave their clear support to this call to end the fur trade in the EU. At an Intergroup meeting in Strasbourg dedicated

Undercover investigation on Romania’s fur farms sparks calls for a ban

BUCHAREST, 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 — Romania is being urged to become the 20th country in Europe to ban fur farming following revelations from an undercover investigation by Humane Society International/Europe which uncovers serious animal welfare concerns. Following discussion with HSI/Europe, deputies from the National Liberal Party have submitted a bill to Parliament to ban mink