30 JULY 2017, THE NETHERLANDS – Last week the Dutch Advertising Standards Authority forced the fur brand Airforce to remove false animal-friendly claims from their labels. The company was selling jackets with raccoon dog fur trims labelled as ‘ethical’ and ‘responsible’. Raccoon dogs are farmed in China in atrocious conditions with hardly any inspections taking place. The Chinese region
20 DECEMBER 2016 – In a historic ruling the Dutch Supreme Court has decided that the mink farming ban does not conflict with human rights, as was claimed by the Dutch mink farmers, and shall be upheld. This final verdict concludes a long ongoing battle in court of the Dutch Federation of Fur Holders against the government
23 JUNE 2016, AMSTERDAM – This week Europe’s first fur-free shopping street became a fact in the midst of the historic center of Amsterdam. The public statement was a joint effort of Dutch animal protection organisation Bont voor Dieren and 19 store owners on the Hartenstraat.
AMSTERDAM, 20 JUNE 2016 – After working together with Dutch animal protection organisation Bont voor Dieren, the store owners on the Hartenstraat in Amsterdam have decided to ban all fur items from their shops. With this compassionate move the Hartenstraat (which translates as ‘Heartstreet’) has become the first fur-free shopping street in Europe. The 19 store
THE NETHERLANDS, 14 FEBRUARY 2016 – The historical verdict of the Dutch court to uphold the mink ban sets a strong precedent for the ethical case against fur farming. The language used by the National Court of Appeals in The Hague is unequivocal; the economical interest of fur farmers is offset by the public interest. The verdict
AMSTERDAM, 12 JANUARY 2016 – Fur trims on children’s jackets contain harmful levels of toxic chemicals posing a serious health risk. New research, commissioned by Dutch Fur Free Alliance member Bont voor Dieren, tested children’s wear of well known brands as Canada Goose, Versano, Woolrich, Nickelson and Airforce. All of the brands, that were tested by the German independent research laboratory Bremer