France is to ban fur farming!

The French government has announced that it will ban fur farming in France, as the momentum of the fur-free campaign sweeps across Europe. There are currently four remaining fur farms in France. The government intends to phase out these farms by 2025. Recently, our Fur Free Alliance colleague at One Voice, revealed the conditions on the remaining French fur farms. The footage showed the scale of animal suffering on fur
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Nordstrum goes fur-free

The high-end department store Nordstrom has confirmed that it will stop selling fur products by the end of next year. This is being considered the latest acknowledgement in fashion of consumers’ growing objections to the cruelty and unsustainability of the fur trade. In a press release on 29 September 2020, Nordstrom, Inc. stated: ‘Today we announced the company will stop selling products made using animal fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021. The new
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Breakthrough in campaign to end fur farming in Finland

In a historical vote, the Social Democratic party of Finland (SDP) committed to working towards ending fur farming and fur sales both in Finland and in the EU within a reasonable transition period. News on the decision broke on during the Social Democrats’ party congress, held in Tampere, Finland. Finnish animal rights organizations Animalia and Justice for Animals thank the Social Democrats for their forward-thinking conclusion. The SDP is Finland’s
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Update: Ireland’s fur farming ban

Respect for Animals has spoken to the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) about the progress of the proposed Bill to ban fur farming in Ireland. The Cabinet agreed in July last year to produce legislation to finally end fur farming in the country. This came after a strong campaign in which Respect for Animals was closely involved, along with animal protection groups NARA and ISPCA.
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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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The terrible truth about the fur trade’s death toll

  Respect for Animals has analysed the fur trade’s auction results for 2018 and can reveal the truly terrible toll of animal suffering. Last year 30.5 million mink and fox skins were sold at the two main sets of auctions- Kopenhagen and SAGA. These pelts sold for $957.2 million. These figures give an idea of the scale of the industry but are far from the full picture. In addition, it
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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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Oldham Council votes to join Fur Free Markets

Respect for Animals is welcomes the decision by Oldham Council to approve a motion committing the Local Authority to prohibiting the sale of real fur on council land and joining our Fur Free Markets scheme. Liberal Democrat Councillors Julia Turner and Chris Gloster proposed the motion at the full meeting of Oldham Council  on Wednesday 12 September. It is understood that Council passed the motion comprehensively with only one vote
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Fur Free Markets: template letter to write to your councillors

 Find out who your Councillors are here. We have found almost identical hats sold at different stalls on the same market for the same cheap price: one with a fake fur bobble, one with a real fur bobble. Customers had no idea that they were buying products from the cruel and unnecessary fur trade. The fact is imported fur can be very cheap – but this should not hide the
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