Estonian MPs present a bill to ban fur farming

ESTONIA, NOVEMBER – On 14 November 2018, a bill to ban fur farming in Estonia, starting 2024, was presented to the Estonian parliament by social democrat Barbi Pilvre and 17 other parliament members. The NGO Loomus, the Estonian representative of the Fur Free Alliance, welcomes the initiative and invites people to the animal rights march on 24

Fur Farming

85% of fur comes from fur farms, meaning more than 45 million animals worldwide, including raccoon dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, and chinchillas, are raised in cages and killed each year for their fur. Life is hell for animals on fur farms. Not only are cage-raised animals killed inhumanely, but they suffer from numerous physical and

Trapping

Millions of wild animals, including bobcats, coyotes, foxes, lynx, raccoons, and wolves, suffer and die in traps each year, mainly in the US, Canada and Russia, although trapping does occur in other countries too on a smaller scale. Traps, including steel-jaw leghold traps, body-gripping traps, and wire neck snares, are inhumane devices that inflict great

Seal hunt

The seal hunt is the largest most brutal slaughter of marine mammals on the planet and brings shame upon Canada. The annual slaughter sees thousands of baby seals clubbed or shot for their fur every year – over 2 million killed in the last 10 years. According to vets who have studied the hunt, it

Environment and health

The production of fur is associated with high environmental costs. Far from being “natural, renewal resources,” real fur products consume more of our precious and irreplaceable energy resources than do those made from synthetic materials. Animal skin, once removed, will rot, unless it is treated with toxic chemicals. Even then, it must be kept cool and