European Citizens' Initiative Fur Free Europe

Calling on the European Union to:

  • Ban fur farms
  • Ban farmed fur products from the European market

Fur Free Europe closed it's signature collection phase on 1 March 2023 with 1,701,892 signatures.​​​​​​​ The Member States validated 1,502,319 signatures on 14 June 2023.

Now the European Commission must respond publicly by the end of the year.

No Animal Left Behind

Europe’s animal welfare laws were introduced piece by piece over the last 40 years, but they are rarely enforced correctly, and there are serious gaps that leave millions of animals unprotected.

We must make sure a full-scale review takes place, that our demands for the best possible welfare standards are heard, and that no animal is left behind.

Farmed animal welfare laws must do more than protect every animal from neglect and cruelty, and minimise their suffering; they should actively promote a positive state of health and wellbeing.


  • This European Citizen's Initiative called for a commitment to a Europe without animal testing. It achieved 1.2 million validated signatures.

  • Wild animals in circuses are destined to a life of physical abuse and mental torture. Only an EU-wide harmonised and full ban can guarantee a coherent and effective solution.

  • Launched to influence the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, stressing how respect for animals and their habitats is integral to human health and welfare.

  • This campaign offered MEP candidates the opportunity to connect with citizens and win votes by pledging to put animal welfare at the heart of the European elections.

  • Gathering over 1.3 million signatures, this European Citizens’ Initiative resulted in a commitment to end cage farming from the European Commission in June 2021.

  • 2018 - EU Care for my Companion

    We called on the European Commission to better protect companion animals, who have no legislation to protect them as it remains a competence of the Member States.

  • 2018 - End Pig Pain

    Highlighting the often illegal and unnecessarily painful procedures that pigs across the EU routinely endure, the campaign aimed to bring an end to these cruel practices.

  • 2017 - Stop the Trucks

    Eurogroup for Animals and its members called to replace the transportation of live animals with transportation of carcasses of meat, through the revision of Transport Regulation (1/2005).

  • 2015 - Protect our Pets

    Our campaign aimed to stop the illegal pet trade, where animals are trafficked across Europe for commercial gain and with no regard for their welfare.