Animal Ethics: fur is cruel

Fur is a non-essential luxury item. An large majority of the population does not support causing suffering and killing animals for a trivial reason as fashion. The publicʼs long-standing opposition to fur farming and our changed ethical perception of animals have led an increasing number of countries to legislate against fur farming in recent years. Opinion polls from across the globe have consistently demonstrated that the majority of citizens consider breeding animals
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River Island joins Fur Free Retailer

Respect for Animals is delighted to welcome leading High Street brand River Island as the latest member of the international Fur Free Retailer program. With over 60 years of fashion retailing experience, River Island is one of the most well-known and loved brands on the High Street. By becoming a Fur Free Retailer, the company has highlighted how the most exciting and innovative fashion trends are saying no to fur.
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We need a UK fur ban

Is fur banned in the UK? The answer is NO. Fur is not banned in Britain. Real fur, from animals cruelly raised in factory farm cages or wild roaming animals trapped by heinous devices, is legally and freely sold in the UK. What’s worse is that these methods of ‘produced’ fur are BANNED in the Britain for their monstrous cruelty. Yet we still allow fur to be imported and sold
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Fur Free Retailer program welcomes internationally-renowned sports brand adidas

Sportswear giant adidas announced to commit to a fur-free future and join the global Fur Free Retailer program. While adidas currently does not sell products made of animal fur, today’s pledge to permanently renounce fur sees the brand take a clear stand on animal welfare. As one of the largest sportswear brands in the world, adidas leads the way for more brands to switch to animal-friendly alternatives. Respect for Animals,
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Pressure On The Government For A Fur Free UK

Three senior Labour ministers have written to Liz Truss calling for a Fur-Free Britain, supporting the aims of Respect for Animals' Early Day Motion 267 on banning fur imports.
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Mink farms in Ireland will be shut down ‘by the end of the year’

Successive governments have pledged to ban fur farming in Ireland for some years now, after a campaign co-led by Respect for Animals. Finally, the government has confirmed that mink farming will be outlawed in Ireland by the end of the year. Banning fur farming is a part of the programme for government and was listed as a priority bill when the new year’s legislative programme was published. It is listed for
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Sweden shuts down mink fur farming

Sweden will ban breeding of mink in 2021 to prevent the risk of mutations of the coronavirus spreading to humans, the government said at a press conference on Wednesday, 27 January 2021. On October 23th 2020 the first case of coronavirus was found on a mink farm in Sweden and the virus subsequently spread to 12 other farms.  At the end of 2020, the Netherlands proceeded to implement its previously
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Ireland: mink to be culled and not replaced after Covid-19 mink mutation

The Republic of Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer has advised the government to cull the mink on Ireland’s three mink farms, as a precautionary measure. The government intends to follow this advice.  Further, it is expected that the mink farmers will not be allowed to replace the animals, so it appears that fur farming is about to end. Official confirmation has not yet been issued but Respect for Animals understand that this
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Ask Denmark to ban fur farming of mink

As Denmark slaughters 17 million mink, after a Covid-19 mutation infected humans from mink caused by factory farm conditions, it is time for Denmark to end fur farming permanently.
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Kopenhagen Fur to close

Kopenhagen Fur, the world’s largest fur auction house and owned by Danish fur breeders, has announced plans to close.  This follows the news last week that Denmark announced plans to cull all its mink – as many as 17 million – after a mutated form of coronavirus that can spread to humans and threatens the efficacy of potential vaccines was found on mink factory farms. The 90-year-old company says it
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