In December 2021, Italy announced to ban fur farming effective from 2022. One month earlier, the French government decided to end fur farming in France with immediate effect. Earlier that year, Estonia also introduced a ban on fur farming which will end the practice in 2026.
In 2020, the new government in Ireland committed to a ban and legislation to prohibit fur farming is being prepared.
In October 2019, Slovakia introduced a law to prohibit fur farming after a transitional period for existing farms until 2025.
In January 2018, Norway, once the world’s largest producer of fox pelts, decided to prohibit fur farming, with a phase-out period until 2025. 2018 also saw two other countries take action: In Belgium, a fur farming ban was introduced which will end the practice in 2023, and in Luxembourg, a ban on fur farming came into effect in October of the same year.
In August 2017, the Czech Republic agreed a ban on fur farming, effective from 2019.
Proposed legislation to prohibit fur farming is currently being considered in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Latvia, Spain and Ukraine.