Progress for a Latvia fur farm ban

A fur farming ban in Latvia is a step closer as a bill advanced to the next stage. PLSM, public broadcaster of Latvia, reported that on Thursday, September 16, ‘the Saeima advanced amendments to the Animal Protection Law submitted by several deputies of the Saeima factions, which provide for a ban on fur farming to be implemented as of 2026’. The vote was won by 46 to 32. The amendments
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US mink farming drops to record low

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just published its latest statistics on mink fur production, with more bad news for the cruel fur trade. The report states: Mink pelt production in the United States in 2020 totaled 1.41 million pelts, down 49 percent from 2019. Records date back to 1975, with the 2020 production data representing an all-time low. The main states for fur factory farmed mink are
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Canada Goose goes fur-free

The anti-fur movement is celebrating the news that the retail giant Canada Goose is to end its use of real fur in all its products. The company has been notorious for using coyote fur trims on its parka coats, taken from animals caught in cruel leghold traps in North America, methods banned in the UK and the European Union. The decision to bring this to an end is a major
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Ireland: Cabinet APRROVES fur farming ban

On Tuesday 22 June 2021, Cabinet approval was granted to abolish fur farming in the Republic of Ireland. The measures will be part of an amendment to the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, and are likely to include a provision that chinchillas and foxes and mink can not be farmed for their fur or skin. There are currently three fur farms in Ireland, which kill around 100,000 mink annually.
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Israel bans fur sales

The fur industry suffered another major setback as Israel has become the first country to ban the sale of real fur. “The fur industry causes the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals worldwide, and inflicts indescribable cruelty and suffering,” Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said in a statement after signing the amendment, which goes into effect in six months. The minister also tweeted on the historic move: “Now the
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Victory! Estonia bans fur farming.

The bill that banning fur farming from 2026 has passed the third and final reading at the Riigikogu, the parliament of Estonia.  Annaliisa Post, board member and communications manager at Estonian animal advocacy organization Loomus, declared a historic victory. “We’ve been working for years to ban fur farms and we are sincerely happy that Estonia has become the first Baltic country to ban this cruel industry. No animal should suffer
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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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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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