Serbia starts 2019 off right by outlawing fur farms

SERBIA, 1 JANUARY 2019 – Animal advocates around the globe rejoice as Serbia starts off the new year by effectively banning fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long decisive and persistent struggle by citizens, experts and animal rights activist during which fur industry lobby groups consistently

Animal protection organisations call for a #FurFreeIreland

DUBLIN, 14 NOVEMBER 2018 – Today, the Fur Free Alliance and its member organisations ISPCA and Respect for Animals, are highlighting the necessity for a ban on fur farming in Ireland and are backing a bill recently introduced in the Dáil by Solidarity TD, Deputy Ruth Coppinger. During a press conference and a drop-in event

Horror mink fur farm exposed in Lithuania

LITHUANIA, 22 AUGUST – Extremely shocking footage of a mink fur farm in Lithuania has revealed the atrocious conditions in which the animals are kept. The appalling video shows such distressing footage, several animal protection organisations have decided not to publish it. Lithuania is among the world’s largest mink fur producers, with as many as

Historic news: Belgium ends fur farming!

BELGIUM, 23 JULY – On July 21, the Flemish government has adopted a decree to make and end to the factory farming of animals for their skin. This historic decision, initiated by Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare Ben Weyts, signifies the end of fur farming in Belgium. The 17 remaining Belgian mink farms, all of

Educational campaign ‘Animals Are Not Clothes’ tours Belarus

BELARUS, JUNE 2018 – Last month, the anti-fur educational publication ‘Animals Are Not Clothes’ was presented at the international scientific conference Sakharov Readings 2018: Environmental Problems of the 21st Century, in the Belarus capital of Minsk. The presentation was part of a long-term campaign, organised by FFA member organisation Ecoetika, that aims to create awareness among the new generation about

Belgrade’s Make Fur History event counters fur trade’s propaganda

BELGRADE, 8 JUNE 2018 – Yesterday, the Make Fur History exhibition took place in the Serbian capital Belgrade and brought together international experts, lawmakers and media representatives to discuss the negative impact of fur farming. The exhibition, that was hosted by our local Serbian partner Sloboda za Zivotinje, exposed the scientific facts about the factory production