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Protesters in Latvia demand fur farming ban

RIGA, 4 December 2019 – Over 800 hundred protesters joined a march in Riga, Latvia on November 30 to demand a fur farming ban. The march was organised by Fur Free Alliance member ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’ together with other animal and environment protection organizations. Amālija Švarckopfa, the representative of ‘Dzīvnieku brīvība’, explains: “Our main aim is

Latvian fur farm downsized as industry takes a blow

Baltic Devon Mink fur farm in Latvia

LATVIA, 3 MARCH 2015 – One of Latvia’s largest fur farms was forced to almost half its production this February due to the current weak economic climate of the fur industry. Baltic Devon Mink, which is part of the Van Ansem Group, had to lay-off more than 40 employees of its workforce of 138. According to a spokesperson

Major protest against fur farming in Latvia

RIGA, 29 NOVEMBER 2014 –  Latvian animal protection organizations Dzīvnieku brīvība (Animal Freedom) and Sabiedrība pret kažokādām (Society Against Fur) organized the protest “Latvia Against Fur Farming” with more than 150 people participating. The participants were wearing gas masks to symbolize that this month thousands of animals are being killed with gas at fur farms. The