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'

  • Shocking investigation on probably the largest fur farm in the world

    POLAND, 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Today, activists from Polish animal rights organisation Otwarte Klatki pu

    Finnish Social Democrats take a historic stand against fur farming

    FINLAND, 25 AUGUST 2020 - In a historic vote, the Social Democratic party of Finland (SDP) committed

    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