Fact sheets

Animal ethics in modern society

Animal welfare problems on fur farms

Facts on fur farming legislation

Economic decline of the fur industry

Employment and retraining of fur farm workers

Impact on biodiversity

Welfare problems on chinchilla farms

Mislabelling and consumer protection

  • Stefano Patuanelli, Italy - Minister of Agriculture (2021)

    "It is not justified to farm animals just for fur."

  • Pippa Hackett, Ireland - Senator and Minister of State (2022)

    "No welfare standards or inspection regimes can prevent welfare problems being encountered regularly on fur farms."

  • Fernand Etgen, Luxembourg - Minister of Agriculture (2016)

    'Animal welfare legislation requires profound reform because of what scientific advances had revealed about animals, and because of changes in how animals are viewed by human society.'

  • Tina Bru, Norway - Member of Parliament of the Conservative Party (2016)

    "It is not possible to ensure satisfactory animal welfare for the animals in this business."

  • Fur Free Alliance denounces the European Commission’s delay on banning fur farming and sales in the EU

    The Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of over 50 animal protection organisations representing millions

    Fur Free Alliance visits Finland, appeals to the parliament to ban fur farming

    HELSINKI, 30 November 2023 -

    Lithuania becomes 20th country to ban fur farming

    Vilnius, 27 September 2023 – Lithuania has today become the 20th European country to completely ba

  • Exposed: massive bird flu cull on Finnish fur farms sparks pandemic concerns

    FINLAND, AUGUST 29 — New photos reveal poor biosecurity measures a

    Global mink fur production halved in two years

    Research shows that the global number of mink bred and killed for fu

    More than 1.5 million citizens ask for a Fur Free Europe

    AMSTERDAM, 14 JUNE 2023 — The Fur Free Europe Initiative, which ran from May 2022 to March