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'

  • 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

    Israel becomes world’s first country to ban fur sales

    ISRAEL, JUNE 2021 - In a historic decision, Israel introduces a ban on the sales of animal furs, mak

    New report finds that all mink farms should be considered “at risk” of COVID-19 infection

    19 FEBRUARY 2021 - On the cusp of the mink breeding season, which is set to resume at the end of thi

  • Fur Free Alliance, Mena Suvari partner for anti-fur video

    USA, 10 DECEMBER 2020 – Released today, “Hide” follows three interconnected stories behind a s

    Leading animal protection organisations call for the permanent closure of fur farms in Europe

    BRUSSELS - 8 DECEMBER 2020 -  In the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks on mink farms throughout Europe - w

    Victory! France to ban mink fur farming

    FRANCE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 - In a historic move, this morning the French minister of Ecological Trans