Anger as Norway allows seal hunt with no animal welfare inspectors

The Norwegian government has announced that the seal hunt can be conducted without an animal welfare inspector onboard this year. The reason is said to be risk of COVID-19.  Among the crews to go hunting without inspection this year are crew members who have been convicted of animal cruelty after several offences during seal hunting in 2009. In 2010 these crew members received some of the highest fines ever given for animal
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‘Sickening’ fur trapper in Wales prompts calls for Welsh Government action

  Sign the petition here Respect for Animals, a leading campaign group against the international fur trade, has called on the Welsh Government to review the legal framework around trapping in Wales. This comes after a national outcry in response to an investigation that revealed a man in Wales has been killing and skinning hundreds of foxes for their fur around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Hunt Investigation Team
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Tell Boris Johnson to ban fur imports

As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must change. The import and sale of fur is allowed even though the main ways fur is obtained, including fur farming, are banned in Britain. Killing animals just for their fur is cruel and barbaric, and we must stop funding it by banning imports of real fur immediately. Fur import bans have been successfully implemented elsewhere. There is a
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Fur trade financial crisis continues- but the industry declare they will fight back in 2020

“It’s one more sign the fur industry is struggling”- that was the reaction of a local anti-fur actvisit in the US recently, as it was confirmed that the North American Fur Auction (NAFA) had been taken over by Finnish fur group Saga Furs, having descended into near financial ruin. Last autumn, NAFA, entered court-supervised restructuring- a serious admission of its financial woes. According to court documents, NAFA has almost $25.8
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Rawtenstall Market, Clog Market joins the Fur Free Markets scheme

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has praised the market operators of Rawtenstall Market and the Clog Market for banning the sale of real fur. The market operator has officially signed up to the Fur Free Markets scheme and has been given a 5-star rating from Respect for Animals – making it one of the best markets in the country for their policy on real fur. The selling of
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AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL JOINS THE FUR FREE MARKETS SCHEME

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has praised Aylesbury Vale District Council for banning the sale of real fur from all council-run markets in the district. The Council has officially signed up to the Fur Free Markets scheme and qualifies for the top five star rating from Respect for Animals, making it one of the best councils in the country for their policy on real fur. The selling of
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#FFUK – calling for a Fur-Free UK

Can you spare a minute to sign this petition? A recent article in the Independent revealed that a UK retailer is selling a coat made from killing and skinning 100 hamsters and we all often see hats with real fox fur pompoms and coats with collars made with coyote fur. All of these animals, slaughtered cruelly for fashion. As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must
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