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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Sweden shuts down mink fur farming

Sweden will ban breeding of mink in 2021 to prevent the risk of mutations of the coronavirus spreading to humans, the government said at a press conference on Wednesday, 27 January 2021. On October 23th 2020 the first case of coronavirus was found on a mink farm in Sweden and the virus subsequently spread to 12 other farms.  At the end of 2020, the Netherlands proceeded to implement its previously
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Kopenhagen Fur to close

Kopenhagen Fur, the world’s largest fur auction house and owned by Danish fur breeders, has announced plans to close.  This follows the news last week that Denmark announced plans to cull all its mink – as many as 17 million – after a mutated form of coronavirus that can spread to humans and threatens the efficacy of potential vaccines was found on mink factory farms. The 90-year-old company says it
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Fur farming is a risk to human health, as Covid mutations found in mink

Around 17 million mink are being slaughtered, kept in cruel conditions and now cruelly killed just for the fur trade.
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Slaughter on Denmark’s Covid-hit fur farms

Photos depicting long lines of killing boxes being marched to fur farms have caused shock and anger around Europe. The devices are being used to gas mink after more Covid outbreaks on fur factory farms in Denmark. Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun slaughtering at least 2.5 million mink in northern Denmark, authorities have confirmed, after coronavirus was reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
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Israel is to BAN the fur trade

Israel says it intends to ban the buying and selling of animal furs, apart from in specially approved cases, making it the first country to do so. Announcing plans for new regulations, environmental protection minister Gila Gamliel said the use of skin and fur for the fashion industry was “immoral”. Her ministry said future permits would only be considered under certain, limited criteria. Until now, only a handful of cities
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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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Poland close to historic fur farming ban

Over two dramatic days, the Sejm (the lower house of the Polish Parliament) has held a historic meetings advancing the legal protection of animals in Poland. It concerned the so-called “Five for animals”: a proposed bill with key changes to animal protection law. MPs voted in favour of an amendment, which includes a ban on breeding animals for fur. The sitting of Sejm on Thursday, 17 September 2020 was saw
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