Ireland: mink to be culled and not replaced after Covid-19 mink mutation

The Republic of Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer has advised the government to cull the mink on Ireland’s three mink farms, as a precautionary measure. The government intends to follow this advice.  Further, it is expected that the mink farmers will not be allowed to replace the animals, so it appears that fur farming is about to end. Official confirmation has not yet been issued but Respect for Animals understand that this
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Ask Denmark to ban fur farming of mink

As Denmark slaughters 17 million mink, after a Covid-19 mutation infected humans from mink caused by factory farm conditions, it is time for Denmark to end fur farming permanently.
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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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Coronavirus and the fur trade: news stories round-up

It is the news that shocked the world: around 17 million mink are being slaughtered in Denmark after a mutant strain of Covid-19 was found the have passed from Mink to humans, threatening the efficacy of future vaccines. It is upsetting to see so many animals killed in such high numbers and worrying to contemplate the potential threat to human health. Fur farming is a disaster for animal welfare and
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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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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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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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