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Norwegian government agrees to ban fur farming

NORWAY, 21 JANUARY 2018 – Norway’s newly formed coalition government has agreed to ban all fur farming and have a total phase out by 2024. The ban on the production of animal pelts is part of the “Regjeringsplattformen”, an agreement on governing principles between the coalition parties. Norway, once the world’s top producer of fox

High level of violations revealed on Norwegian fur farms

Injured mink

OSLO, 27 OCTOBER 2016 – Norwegian fur farms are facing a highly uncertain future after repeated reports of negligence and injured animals in recent years. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) states their inspectors were shocked by high level of violations and injuries on Norwegian fur farms during recent inspections. This week Norwegian Fur Free Alliance member NOAH delivered

Over 7000 Norwegians took the streets to call for a fur ban

OSLO, 16 NOVEMBER 2015 – This weekend over 7000 Norwegians took the streets to call their government for a ban on fur farming. The anti-fur march took place in various cities across Norway, counting nearly 4000 participants in Oslo where the march was opened by mayor Marianne Borgen. Among the protesters were Norwegian authors Hanne Kristin Rohde, Tor

Europe’s largest anti-fur event opened by mayor of Oslo

OSLO, 14 NOVEMBER 2015 – Today NOAH – for animal rights, Norway’s largest animal rights organization and Fur Free Alliance member, is hosting NOAH´s march against fur – an event that gathers thousands of people every year. The march has been an annual event for twelve years, and has become Europe’s largest anti-fur event. Every

Decreasing number of fur farms in Norway

Fox farming

During last fifteen years three out of four Norwegian fur farms have closed down. In 2014 only 262 fur farms were left in Norway compared to  1277  farms in 1996.   The numbers, that are published by Norwegian Fur Free Alliance member organization Dyrevernalliansen, show that the fur industry is highly sensitive to conjuncture and does not provide a

Thousands of Norwegians took to the streets protesting against fur farming

OSLO, 8 NOVEMBER 2014 – On Saturday the 8th of November, the torches from 7 000 norwegians lit up the streets of Oslo and 14 other cities in Norway in an impressive protest against fur farming. According to Norwegian animal rights organisation NOAH it was the largest number of participants demonstrating against the fur industry