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ESSERE ANIMALI: Big win for minks in Italy

Photo credit: © Essere Animali Following the campaign to obtain a national fur farming ban, Essere Animali recently announced another small but significant win for minks in Italy. Their latest report revealing the presence of asbestos has led to the closure of a fur farm in the province of Vicenza.  From now on, 30,000 fewer […]

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DJURENS RÄTT: Sweden’s new Animal Welfare Law

Photo credits: Djurens Rätt/Shutterstock On 1 April the new Animal Welfare Law came into force in Sweden. Thanks to efforts of Djurens Rätt and other Swedish animal protection organisations, from now on it will be illegal to abandon animals in Sweden without legal consequences. Also, circuses will no longer be allowed to use elephants and sea lions […]

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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 […]