10.000 signatures in support of a fur ban for the Estonian government

TALLIN, 17 NOVEMBER 2014 – Altogether, the petition for banning fur farms gathered 1180 digital signatures and close to 9000 handwritten or e-mail signatures. This Friday, on November 21, the NGO Loomus will deliver the signatures and the respective registered letter to the Estonian parliament Riigikogu. Kristina Mering, the NGO Loomus project manager, finds that

Thousands of Norwegians took to the streets protesting against fur farming

OSLO, 8 NOVEMBER 2014 – On Saturday the 8th of November, the torches from 7 000 norwegians lit up the streets of Oslo and 14 other cities in Norway in an impressive protest against fur farming. According to Norwegian animal rights organisation NOAH it was the largest number of participants demonstrating against the fur industry

Recent footage from fur farms in Canada reveals suffering

CANADA, 6 NOVEMBER 2014 – Last week The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals in Canada launched the campaign #MakeFurHistory. They have worked with LUSH Cosmetics and the Montreal SPCA to unveil footage obtained from a number of farms across Canada over recent months. Animal welfare scientific expert Dr. Zimmerman commented the footage saying: This footage

Sao Paulo state bans fur farming

SAO PAOLO, 4 NOVEMBER 2014 – Chinchillas, mink and other fur animals can no longer be raised for their pelts under a new measure in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. According to the state government, Brazil is one of the biggest chinchilla producers in the world, after Argentina. Animals bred for the fashion industry

Fur Free Week in 12 Japanese cities

Fur Free Week Japan

JAPAN, 18 OCTOBER 2014 – Between 18 and 26 October nationwide anti-fur demonstrations will take place in twelve Japanese cities. The fur trade in Japan has significantly decreased from 220.000 kilograms of fur products being sold in 2006, to 50.000 kilograms in 2013. According to Animals Rights Center Japan this shows that their campaigns are

Collapse of mink fur prices on Scandinavian auctions

KOPENHAGEN, 6 OCTOBER 2014 – September fur auctions in Finland and Denmark report precipitous price drops of mink fur compared to 2013. The average mink fur price fell down 55 percent at the most recent Finnish Saga Furs auction, while this year’s sales figures of Kopenhagen Fur in Denmark dropped 40 percent. Luxury products such as