Violations found at more than half of the Swedish mink farms in 2014

SWEDEN, 19 JANUARY 2015 – Djurens Rätt (Animal Rights Sweden) has mapped the County Administrative Boards’ inspections of mink farms in Sweden during 2014. At just over 6 out of 10 inspected farms shortcomings in animal husbandry were noted despite the fact that nearly half of the inspected farms were notified in advance about the inspection.

Investigation reveals toxic fur

ITALY, 15 DECEMBER 2015 – Various toxic substances are detected in fur trims of children fashion wear by leading Italian animal rights organization LAV. LAV detected hazardous substances and possible carcinogenic agents in the fur trims that were researched in their second investigation on toxic fur. LAV, launches the TOXIC FUR 2 campaign to pay

Belgian designer Noemie Flamant drops fur from her collection

BRUSSELS, 12 DECEMBER 2014 – Belgian designer Noemie Flamant, whose collections were made of fur only, has committed not to include it in her future collections. She made that decision after consultation with GAIA, following a TV report, which generated numerous reactions. GAIA is very pleased and calls this an important signal to designers who

Majority of Estonian population against fur

TALLIN, 8 DECEMBER 2014 –  According to the recent poll over half, or 58 percent, of the Estonian population is either “rather” or “definitely” against raising and killing animals in farms for the purpose of producing fur, reports Estonian animal rights organization Loomus. ‘Based on the poll that was carried out in the end of

Major protest against fur farming in Latvia

RIGA, 29 NOVEMBER 2014 –  Latvian animal protection organizations Dzīvnieku brīvība (Animal Freedom) and Sabiedrība pret kažokādām (Society Against Fur) organized the protest “Latvia Against Fur Farming” with more than 150 people participating. The participants were wearing gas masks to symbolize that this month thousands of animals are being killed with gas at fur farms. The

Bestselling fashion giant signs fur free agreement

20 NOVEMBER 2014, KOPENHAGEN – Bestseller, one of Europe’s biggest fashion retailers, has agreed to go fur free with the Fur Free Alliance, marking a great victory for animals and animal welfare campaigners worldwide. The Danish retailer owns 20 brands, including Vero Moda, Only, Vila and Jack & Jones, and the products are sold in