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ANIMALIA: Finnish fur industry in sharp decline

Photo © Dzivnieku briviba Last week Animalia announced the steady decline of Finland’s fur industry. The good news was sourced from the 2018 statistical report published by FiFur, the Finnish fur breeders association, which shows a systematic decrease in the numbers of fur farms and animals bred for fur.  This trend clearly reflects citizens’ condemnation […]

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C’EST ASSEZ, CNDA, FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT, L214 AND LFDA: French NGOs present their proposals for better wildlife protection to Ministry of Ecology

Photo credits: ©Pablo Heimplatz   Following the consultation launched on 24 April by the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, a coalition of French animal welfare NGOs presented to Minister François de Rugy their proposals to improve the welfare of wild animals kept in captivity in France.  The coalition working group –  […]

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ISPCA: Ireland bans fur farming

Photo credits: © Konrad Łoziński/Otwarte Klatki Ireland’s Cabinet agreed to the phased dis-establishment of fur farming in Ireland yesterday. It’s cause for celebration for ISPCA, Eurogroup for Animals’ Irish member organisation, which has been working to end fur farming for many years, and recently with the successful campaign #FurFreeIreland. The Government decision was based on […]

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DYREVERNALLIANSEN: Norway bans fur farming

Photo © Dyrevernalliansen/Iselin Linstad Hauge Yesterday the Norwegian Parliament passed the Fur Farming Prohibition Act, banning the practise in Norway from February 2025 onwards. It’s a victory for Dyrevernalliansen (the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance), Eurogroup for Animals’ Norwegian member organisation, which has been working to end fur farming for two decades. The impossibility of solving […]

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LOOMUS: Animal advocates will help to resubmit legislative fur farm ban in response to Estonian parliament earlier rejection

Photo credits: Loomus On 22 January, the Estonian parliament again rejected a proposal to close fur farms with a 5-year transition period. Although 28 parliamentarians voted for the continuation of fur farming, a historically high number of 25 parliamentarians voted against. Loomus sees this as a positive development as the fur farming proponents won by […]

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ISPCA: #FurFreeIreland Campaign launched!

Photo credit: ISPCA This week The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ISPCA officially launched the #FurFreeIreland campaign calling for an end to inhumane fur farming and for the closure of remaining fur farms in Ireland. Jointly with Fur Free Alliance and Respect for Animals, ISPCA highlighted the necessity for a ban based […]