POLAND, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 – A new Polish research report paints an alarming picture of the impact of fur farms on surrounding local communities. The report, published by Polish socio-economic research institute ZOBSiE and commissioned by Otwarte Klatki, was the result of a qualitative research based on in-depth interviews with citizens in three Polish municipalities – Czerniejewo, Koźmin Wielkopolski, and Nowogard – in the Greater Poland and West Pomeranian provinces, where the number of fur factory farms is particularly high. The large majority of the local residents are in favor of a ban on fur farming in Poland and consider fur farms a nuisance to local communities, mainly due to the unpleasant smell and fly pests caused by fur farms.
The negative impact of fur farming on local communities is a significant argument in the public debate on fur farming in several European countries, especially in Poland where over one hundred local protests against new mink farms took place between 2012-2017.
Read the full report The attitude of local residents towards fur farms in Poland.