Fact sheets

Animal ethics in modern society

Animal welfare problems on fur farms

Facts on fur farming legislation

Impact on biodiversity

Mislabelling and consumer protection

Welfare problems on chinchilla farms

  • Bianca Debaets, Belgium - State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region (2015)

    "Raising animals, encaged solely for the production of luxury objects, is no more of our time."

  • Mr. Robin Bönisch, Czech Republic Member of Parliament (2017)

    "Breeding and killing animals primarily for fur is no longer acceptable in the 21st century. Species like mink and fox can not be successfully domesticated."

  • The Netherlands, The Hague - National Court of Appeals (2015)

    "Mink farmers had to take into consideration that there would come a time when their activities would be prohibited."

  • Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles Council member

    "I am proud that our city made a giant step in ending the unnecessary killing of animals, but we must continue towards finally eliminating this vile market."

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands (2016)

    'The recognition of the intrinsic value of animals by society and its enshrinement in law is considered to be a progressive step in the process of civilisation.'

  • Ministry of Agriculture, UK (2000)

    'Fur farming is not consistent with a proper value and respect for animal life. Animal life should not be destroyed in the absence of a sufficient justification in terms of public benefit'

  • Dutch MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of shutting down mink fur farms in the Netherlands

    THE HAGUE, 24 JUNE 2020 - Yesterday, politicians voted in favour of the early closure of farms with

    Fur Industry “WelFur” scheme criticized by veterinarians for masking animal suffering and condemned as “cynical PR spin” by animal campaigners

    BRUSSELS, 21 JANUARY 2020 - A fur industry animal welfare certification scheme being

    New polls show growing majority of Finns oppose fur farming

    FINLAND, 29 November 2019 - Two new surveys show that 74 per cent of Finns oppose fur farming in its

  • Dark side of fur farming exposed at the European Parliament

    BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2019 - This Wednesday, animal advocates exposed shocking conditions on Europea

    California becomes first US state to ban fur sales

    USA, 14 October 2019 - Last Saturday, governor Gavin Newsom signed historic legislation that will ma

    Ireland approves a ban on fur farming

    IRELAND, 3 JULY 2019 - Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur fa