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New polls show growing majority of Finns oppose fur farming

FINLAND, 29 November 2019 – Two new surveys show that 74 per cent of Finns oppose fur farming in its current form. The surveys, conducted by Finnish market research company Taloustutkimus, also reveal 60 per cent of the Finnish citizens think killing animals for their fur is wrong.  The surveys were commissioned by Finnish animal

Finland urged to end the breeding of severely obese foxes for fur

FINLAND, 8 NOVEMBER 2017 – The selective breeding of super-sized foxes, that was recently exposed on Finnish fur farms, has caused an uproar in the international press. The shocking footage, that shows Arctic foxes so large they can barely move, has alarmed citizens and animal rights organisations across the globe. Member organisations of the international animal

Hugely overweight foxes revealed on Finnish fur farms

Super-sized obese fox

FINLAND, 19 AUGUST 2017 – New footage from five Finnish fur farms shows that the selective breeding of super sized foxes – which caused an uproar in the 1980s – has not come to an end. The video material was filmed during the spring of 2017, says Oikeutta eläimille (Justice for Animals), the organization that released

Over a thousand took the street to call for a Fur Free Finland

HELSINKI, 22 MAY 2015 – Over a thousand people came out to show their support for a Fur Farm Free Finland in an international demonstration in Helsinki on thursday the 21st of May. An international petition with 200 000 signatures from more than 100 countries was handed over to the new Finnish parliament calling for an end to

Fur Farm Free Finland – International Action Day in Helsinki

HELSINKI, 31 MAY 2015 – Finnish and Estonian animal protection organizations are organizing a massive international demonstration today, May 21st, to call for a fur ban in Finland. The demonstration starts at Senaatintori (Senate Square) at 15.30. The march will set off at 16.00, and will end in Kansalaistori between Kiasma and Musiikkitalo, where the representatives

Collapse of mink fur prices on Scandinavian auctions

KOPENHAGEN, 6 OCTOBER 2014 – September fur auctions in Finland and Denmark report precipitous price drops of mink fur compared to 2013. The average mink fur price fell down 55 percent at the most recent Finnish Saga Furs auction, while this year’s sales figures of Kopenhagen Fur in Denmark dropped 40 percent. Luxury products such as