Finnish government urged to end breeding of severely obese foxes for fur

The recently revealed selective breeding of super-sized foxes on Finnish fur farms has caused an uproar in the international press. The shocking footage, that shows Arctic foxes so large they can barely move, has alarmed citizens and animal rights organizations across the globe.   Member organizations of the international animal protection coalition Fur Free Alliance urges Finland to use all measures available to end the cruel breeding of the extremely
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Gucci goes fur-free: another milestone in the demise of the fur industry

Respect for Animals joins the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and LAV, along with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), to announce that the leading global fashion house Gucci has said it will no longer use animal fur. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on Wednesday, October 11th during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London College of Fashion. Gucci joins the growing list of
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Fashion Giants Agree That The Future Of Fashion Is Fur Free

As more and more big fashion retailers become fur-free, the Fur Free Retailer (FFR) website has been re-launched with a new, more user-friendly look. The Yoox Net-a-Porter group has just become the 750th member of the FFR program joining UK high street retailers M&S, John Lewis, Liberty and Monsoon. As the global Fur Free Retailer (FFR) program welcomes YOOX NET-A-PORTER as its 750th member since its formation in 2002 its
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Urgent: Ask Hythe Council To Say No To Real Fur Mayoral Robes

On Thursday, Hythe town councillors will consider whether to pay over £1400 for new mayoral robes made from real fur, or a fake fur robe costing hundreds of pounds less. The real fur robe will be made from muskrat (also known as a musquash) fur, a medium sized semi-aquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a flat tail.  Native to North America, there are cruelly trapped using barbaric devices just
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Koalas, Black August and the long bloody history of the fur trade

This August saw the 90th anniversary of one of the most shameful periods in the history of the fur trade, an industry that has left a trail of blood, death and extinction in its wake for centuries.  ‘Black August’, as the month has been since notoriously remembered, occurred in 1927 when the Queensland Government declared ‘open season’ on the iconic marsupials. During Black August, 600,000 koala pelts were collected, but
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New footage of Finnish fur farm shows horrific obesity in foxes.

The Finnish organisation Oikeutta eläimille has published photos and video shot at five Finnish farms showing overweight farmed blue foxes. The video shows caged, silver-coated foxes so overweight they appear to have difficulty moving around their cages. Oikeutta eläimille captured the shocking video footage at five fur farms across Ostrobothnia in western Finland. The videos were shot in the spring of 2017. The video, which is narrated in Finnish with
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Watch the official video of the Oxford Summer School on Ethics of Fur

Top academics and campaigners from around the world joined us in Oxford from 23-26 July to discuss the ethics of the fur trade. Talks and papers ranged from the fur trade in China, to the impact of fur farming on the environment to the way Disney portrays the wearing of fur. Watch the film here:   Summer School Film 2017 from Oxford Animal Ethics   It was a truly brilliant
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Breaking: Czech fur farming ban OFFICIAL!

Ban on fur farms had passed the Czech Senate and has now been signed into law by the President. Last month, the Czech Senate finally approved the amendment of the law against cruelty to animals that proposes a full ban on the fur farms in the Czech Republic. In a historic, landslide vote 39 senators voted for the ban and 3 voted against. Having passed the Chamber of Deputies, senators
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Bosnia fur farming ban in big trouble

Fur Free Alliance holds urgent press conference in Sarajevo  In a highly uncommon procedure the Bosnian government recently voted for a last-minute postponement of the fur farming ban, that was suppose to prohibit fur farming in 2018. The controversial amendment would delay the ban for another ten years. Representatives of the Fur Free Alliance, PETA and the Aarhus Center spoke at a press conference in Sarajevo to call for the implementation of the Bosnian fur farming ban
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Fur for Animals competition proves a huge success

Some months ago we asked supporters to back a new and exciting initiative that we were calling ‘Fur for Animals’. Thanks to you, after raising funds through our newsletter and a Crowdfunder campaign, we were able to go ahead with the project.  We sponsored a competition through the world-renowned creative organisation D&AD for the world’s most talented young designers and creatives to develop ideas for effective social media anti-fur campaigns.
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