JOANIE & PHOEBIE PHILO JOIN FUR FREE RETAILER

Retailers and brands based in the UK continue to commit to fur free fashion. The popular online womenswear brand Joanie has become one of the latest Fur Free Retailers. Also, the newly launched eponymous brand line of renowned fashion designer Phoebie Philo has joined Fur Free Retailer, another example of high-end fashion opposing the cruelty of fur. Respect for Animals are the UK administrators of the global Fur Free Retailer
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Ed Hardy China joins Fur Free Retailer

Luxury fashion brand Ed Hardy China has joined the Fur Free Retailer Scheme, committing to go fur free in China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of animal fur products. ACTAsia is a charitable organisation with Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). While Ed Hardy China’s 2024 Autumn/Winter collection will still include the use of fur, the brand will go completely fur free, starting with
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Max Mara/Max Cruelty: go fur free

Respect for Animals is part of the Fur Free Alliance campaign urging Italian fashion giant Max Mara to join its competitors—including Gucci, Versace, Armani, Prada, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and many others—in adopting a fur-free policy. The campaign features action during fashion weeks in New York City, London, Milan, and Paris. With the reach of the Fur Free Alliance, a coalition of 50 animal protection organizations in 35 countries, the
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European Parliament holds hearing on a Fur Free Europe

The Europeans Citizens’ call for a Fur Free Europe was presented today at the European Parliament: animal protection organisations, scientists and former fur industry representatives reiterated the critical need for the EU to ban the cruel practice of fur farming once and for all, while they stressed the importance of the publication of the full proposals on animal welfare More than 1.5 million citizens asked for a Fur Free Europe, and
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Victory: Lithuania bans fur farming

Lithuania has become the 20th European country to completely ban fur farming, sparing around one million animals a year from miserable lives and cruel deaths on fur farms.  President Gitanas Nausėda signed the fur farming bill into law today after a large majority passed the measure in the Seimas. The law stipulates that the country’s remaining fur farms, around 40 mink farms and 30 chinchilla fur farms, must close by
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New report: cage enrichment on fur farms is inadequate and unworkable

A newly published scientific briefing paper confirms that attempts to introduce cage enrichment or alternative housing systems as a means of improving welfare on fur farms would be doomed to fail. As the European Commission considers the revision of animal welfare legislation, the report concludes that a ban on fur farming across the EU is the only viable solution to the major welfare problems for mink, foxes and raccoon dogs
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Exposed: massive bird flu cull on Finnish fur farms sparks pandemic concerns

New photos reveal poor biosecurity measures and horrible conditions on Finnish fur farms, where animals were being killed en masse over bird flu concerns. The uncontrolled spread of the virus among mink and foxes highlights the pandemic potential of fur farming and the urgent need for action at European level. Scientists have raised alarms about an unusual mink mutation, recently found on five Finnish fur farms, which might be a
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Fur Free Europe officially presented to the European Commission

Today (20 July 2023) the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) organisers formally met with the European Commission (EC) to present the case, and signify the importance of a full harmonised ban on fur farms and on the placement of farmed fur products on the European market. Respect for Animals Director, Mark Glover, spoke at the event on the animal welfare argument for banning fur farming across the EU, bringing decades of
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Fur Free Europe ECI: 1.5 million signatures submitted

1,502,319 signatures were officially submitted to the European Commission (EC), calling on the EU to ban fur farming and the placement of farmed fur products on the market once and for all.  Fur Free Europe was launched in May 2022 and received the support of more than eighty organisations from all around Europe. It closed on March 1st, earlier than its official deadline, thanks to a record number of signatures
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INSIDE THE KILLING BOX: MINK GASSED ON LITHUANIAN FUR FARMS

Lithuanian animal protection organisation, and colleagues of Respect for Animals in the Fur Free Alliance, “Tušti narvai” today publishes shocking footage that reveals the cruel reality for animals killed for their fur. The new undercover investigation into fur farms in Lithuania reveals animals punched, thrown, and suffocated in gas chambers, and for the first time includes clear footage from inside a killing box.  The published images from eight fur farms
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