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'

  • NGOs and MEPs gather at European Parliament to call for a fur-free Europe

    STRASBOURG, 6 OCTOBER 2022 – Today, as the Fur Free Europe ECI reached more than 400,000 signature

    Latvia bans fur farming

    RIGA, 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 — Today, in the final and deciding vote, the Parliament of Latvia, known a

    Malta introduces ban on fur farming

    MALTA, 9 AUGUST 2022 - Last week the Maltese Ministry of Agriculture

  • Fur Free Europe ECI – it is time to #MakeFurHistory

    BRUSSELS, 18 MAY 2022 - The Fur Free Alliance today celebrated the launch of the

    Republic of Ireland bans fur farming

    DUBLIN, 30 MARCH 2022 - The Fur Free Alliance welcomes the news that legislation banning fur farming

    Dolce & Gabbana goes fur-free

    MILAN, 31 JANUARY 2022 – The Fur Free Alliance, and its nearly 60 members around the globe, celebr