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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 fur farming in the Council, which has already been...

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, making it the first country to do...

COVID-19 first detected in European mink farms a year ago – NGOs and the public urge the EU to act

12 months after the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in animals in a mink farm in the Netherlands, the EU has failed to take decisive...

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 this month, the European...

Scientific statement on public health risks from SARS-CoV-2 and the intensive rearing of mink

15 FEBRUARY 2021 - The Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals have released a scientific statement on public health risks associated with SARS-CoV-2 and...

Joint Open Letter to the European Commission: Eliminating potential COVID-19 reservoir on EU mink farms

To: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski We, the undersigned organisations, jointly call on the European Commission to...