Breeding of mink banned by Bulgaria

In the latest confirmation that fur is not green, the Bulgarian Environment Minister Borislav Sandov has announced a ban on the breeding and import of American Mink. The ban, introduced on the grounds of protecting native biodiversity, will lead to the closure of Bulgaria’s last remaining fur farm. The prohibition on mink fur farming will enter into force after its publication in the State Gazette. Sandov, Minister of Environment and
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Only 1% of Denmark’s fur farmers want to restart mink farming

The fur industry has sunk into a new crisis with the news that Danish mink breeders have turned their backs on the cruel fur industry. The farmers were forced to cull their animals over fears a Covid-19 mutation could pose a risk to human health. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (FVST) confirmed that only 13 breeders had applied for the compensation that would allow them to potentially continue breeding
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Take action: save the seals

The cruel and brutal Canadian seal hunt has begun on the ice floes off the coast of Newfoundland. Over the coming weeks, thousands of beautiful, innocent baby seals will be clubbed or shot. With favourable ice conditions this year, 2022 is set to see this gruesome spectacle even more deplorable than usual. Most of the seals killed are less than a few months old. At the time of slaughter, many
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VICTORY: Republic of Ireland passes law to ban fur farming

Respect for Animals is delighted that the Bill to ban fur farming in the Republic of Ireland has passed the final stages of the parliamentary process. Having passed the Dáil in early 2022, the Bill passed its final stage in the Seanad on the evening of Tuesday 29 March 2022. The legislation now goes to the President to be signed into law. Ireland becomes the most recent country to ban
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ACT NOW: SAVE THE SEALS 2022

The cruel and brutal Canadian seal hunt has just begun on the ice floes off the coast of Newfoundland. DONATE NOW AND HELP STOP THE CRUELTY Over the coming weeks, thousands of beautiful, innocent baby seals will be clubbed or shot. With favourable ice conditions this year, 2022 is set to see this gruesome spectacle even more deplorable than usual. Most of the seals killed are less than a few
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Fur Free Retailers: which fashion brands refuse to sell fur?

Is your favourite retailer on the Fur Free Retailer list?
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Anger as UK government set to break promise to ban fur

The media in Britain is reporting that the government is set to U-turn on plans to end the import and sale of cruel fur. Towards the end of last year, Environment minister Lord Goldsmith stated that the government would legislate to ban imports at “the earliest possible slot”. That now appears to have been shelved. The BBC has reported: But it’s understood a ban on foie gras and fur imports
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Bill to end fur farming passes Ireland’s Dáil

On Wednesday 2 February 2022, the evening session of the Dáil Éireann in Ireland’s Parliament saw the report and final stages of the Bill which will finally outlaw fur farming in the Republic of Ireland. The Bill had been subject to some delay after the government decided to add legislation concerning forestry, which had nothing to do with the fur farming aspect but required further scrutiny. The ban on fur
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Dolce&Gabbana goes fur-free

The Fur Free Alliance, and its nearly 60 members around the globe, celebrates Italian luxury brand Dolce&Gabbana for no longer using animal fur in any of its collections starting in 2022. The new policy is in accordance with the Fur Free Alliance’s guidelines. Dolce&Gabbana will be working with furriers to transition to eco-friendly faux fur in response to changing consumer tastes. Fedele Usai, Group Communication & Marketing Officer at Dolce&Gabbana,
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Italy to ban fur farming in 2022!

The fur-free movement has received an extra-special Christmas present this year with the news that the Budget Committee of the Italian Senate voted to approve an amendment which will ban fur farming across Italy. The amendment needs final approval from parliament, but Respect for Animals understands that this is expected to pass. Like many mink factory farms around the world, Italy saw serious Covid-19 outbreaks among the animals, who are
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