Serbian fur farming ban comes into force

2019 is off to an excellent start for the anti-fur movement as it is confirmed that Serbia has now banned fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long persistent struggle during which fur industry lobby groups consistently put pressure to reverse the ban. The proposed ban, which came into force on 1 January 2019, was seriously under threat for much of
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Serbia latest: ‘Make Fur History’ event in Belgrade boosts keep the ban campaign

Respect for Animals Campaigns Director, Mark Glover, has today (7 June 2018) been in Belgrade countering the misinformation from fur industry lobbyists, who are desperately seeking to delay or cancel the upcoming fur farming ban in Serbia. Along with local campaigners, Mark presented the Fur Free Alliance’s Make Fur History exhibition to political figures and media representatives. Mark was joined by Stevan Lilic, Ljibjana Gledic, as well as Tamara Jevtovic,
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Serbia: animal welfare organisations BANNED from ‘public’ sessions to consider keeping fur farms

The fur industry has been lobbying the Serbian government ruthlessly, in a desperate attempt to keep the right to breed chinchillas in shocking fur farm conditions and avoid another embarrassing defeat. A public session has been arranged at the Serbian parliament on Tuesday 5 June to debate extending the proven cruelty of chinchilla fur factory farming.  Shockingly, in an affront to the most basic principles of democracy, animal protection organisations
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Sign NOW To Help Save Serbia’s Fur Farm Ban

Rattled by recent major advances by the anti-fur movement,  the fur industry is now  putting huge pressure on the Serbian government to delay the fur farming ban (that is due to become effective in 2019) – likely following the Bosnian example. In a recent meeting of the Sector for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the National Assembly of Serbia, held on 20 February 2018, fur farmers were able to spread
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A Guide To Fur Bans Around The World

Fur is cruel. The conditions that fur farmed animals are kept in are atrocious, the methods to kill them inhumane. All this horror for a product we don’t really need. Fur belongs to the animals. Due to the overwhelming animal welfare science and ethical concerns, country after country has phased out or banned fur farming and a number of US cities have introduced sales bans on real fur, with similar
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Harrods puts its foot in it

Store condemned for selling £399 Christmas stocking made with real fur trim A few weeks after retail giants Macy’s and Bloomingdales announced a firm fur free policy, UK department store Harrods has been criticised for perpetuating the cruel and unnecessary fur trade by selling Christmas stockings made with real fur. The retailer’s website describes the item, a grey stocking with a fur trim, as “an elegant and sophisticated seasonal accessory
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#StopWanger: help end chinchilla farming in Hungary

      Did you know that chinchillas are cruel factory farmed in Europe for their fur, mainly by a company called Wanger?   Wanger is responsible for cruel chinchilla fur factory farming all over south-east Europe. Anti-fur activists have come up against them in Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia to name just a few. Wanger must be stopped.   Protests are planned in Hungary on August 1st, so please tweet using
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Ireland to ban fur farming

Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur farming after the country’s cabinet approved to phase-out fur farming. The bill is expected to be introduced into the Dáil, the Irish parliament, in September. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this campaign. You really have made a difference and helped prevent more unnecessary animal suffering. The Government has recently come under strong
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Ask Iceland to ban fur farming

In recent years, Respect for Animals supporters have added their details to letters to ambassadors of countries including Bonsia-Herzegovina, Finland, Serbia and Ireland. A ban is now in place in Serbia and making progress in Ireland. You can and have made a difference. We’re now asking you to add your name to our letter urging the Icelandic government to stop taxpayer funded subsidies to fur factory farmers and to bring
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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan supports the Irish fur farm ban

Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan has announced his support for the current attempts to ban the horror of fur factory farming in the Republic of Ireland.  A well loved actor and widely respected vegan activist, Peter has today issued the following statement through the anti-fur organisation Respect for Animals: “Many of us are shocked to learn that Ireland still has fur farms. Such a barbaric industry belongs in the past. Ruth
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