Major win: Italy to permanently ban fur farming

ROME – 21 December 2021 – Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutdown the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months making Italy the 16th country in Europe to ban fur farming. The approved amendment includes an immediate ban on breeding of fur-bearing animals including mink, foxes, raccoon dogs and

Historic news: France bans the farming of wild animals for their fur

18 November 2021, PARIS – In a historic move, today the French senate voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of legislation to end the farming of wild animals for their fur. The ban will go into immediate effect and will see the two remaining French mink fur farms shut down. With 332 votes in

Campaigners submit 880,457 #StopDeadlyFur petition signatures to G20 leaders

ROME – 20 OCTOBER 2021- The Fur Free Alliance handed over more than 880.000 signatures to Italy’s G20 delegation calling for urgent global action on fur farming at the upcoming G20 Summit in Rome later this month. In light of the spread of COVID-19 on hundreds of mink fur farms worldwide, the Alliance’s ‘Stop Deadly

Animal protection organisations welcome Member States’ call for an end of fur farming in the EU

28 JUNE 2021, BRUSSELS – Today, the Dutch and Austrian governments presented an information note on fur farming in the Council, which has already been supported by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Slovakia. The initiative calls on the European Commission to take action to permanently end fur farming in the EU based on animal welfare, ethics

COVID-19 first detected in European mink farms a year ago – NGOs and the public urge the EU to act

12 months after the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in animals in a mink farm in the Netherlands, the EU has failed to take decisive action to shut down these coronavirus reservoirs despite huge public support for a ban on fur farming. In recent months, over 500.000 people have signed our petition calling for an

Scientific statement on public health risks from SARS-CoV-2 and the intensive rearing of mink

15 FEBRUARY 2021 – The Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals have released a scientific statement on public health risks associated with SARS-CoV-2 and intensive mink production, signed by numerous scientists from the fields of virology, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, veterinary medicine and environmental health. The statement comes in the wake of numerous outbreaks