MACY’S AND BLOOMINGDALES GO FUR FREE

In another major victory for the anti-fur campaign, Macy’s, Inc  has announced that it will stop selling real fur. This includes all Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands, as well as items sold from brand partners. Fur will no longer be sold in Macy’s, Inc. off-price stores, including Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet. As part of this commitment, the company will be closing its Fur Vaults and salons. Explaining their
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Slovakian parliament votes to ban fur farming

The Slovak National Council (the Slovakian parliament) has approved a ban on fur production, making Slovakia the 15th European country to end fur farming. The legislation, that will go into effect in 2021, passed with an overwhelming majority vote of 107 out of 150 from across the political spectrum and includes a phase-out period for existing farms until 2025. The ban was proposed by SNS (Slovak national party) after the
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Manchester Christmas market goes fur-free

Respect for Animals today praises Manchester City Council, after seeing written confirmation that the sale of real fur is prohibited at this year’s Christmas market. Emails from officers at the City Council say that fur will be banned and traders’ contracts have been updated accordingly. Manchester City Council’s decision follows the fur sales ban signed into law by the Governor of California at the weekend. The selling of real fur
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History made as California fur ban becomes law

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, AB44, was authored by state assembly member Laura Friedman, and applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items made with fur. Those found breaking the law could face a
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Respect for Animals launches online database detailing the use of fur on university fashion courses

Respect for Animals, Britain’s leading anti-fur organisation, has today launched its new campaign to kick fur off campus by unveiling a database of UK fashion college policies towards to use of fur. Using Freedom of Information requests, Respect for Animals has contacted every university in the country running fashion courses, regarding the use of real fur and what, if any, policies are in place on the subject. This includes both
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Slovakia is heading towards fur farming ban

Bratislava: Last week, the National Council of Slovak Republic (Slovak parliament) discussed in the first reading the proposal to ban fur farming in the country. It has passed the first reading with overwhelming support of 120 votes out of all 150 MPs, which means that 80 % of all MPs supported the proposal in its first big step in the legislative process. The ban was proposed by Eva Antošová (SNS
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Please Support My Half Marathon Run for Respect for Animals!

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/FUR-FREE-UK-HALF-MARATHON-2019 Respect for Animals campaigns against the cruel and unnecessary fur trade, in the UK and internationally. We’ve got a proud track record, from leading the campaigns to ban fur farming in the UK and to ban seal, cat and dog fur from the EU, to persuading fashion’s biggest names to ditch real fur. We run the Fur Free Retailers scheme in the UK and have persuaded many markets and
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California becomes the first US state to ban fur trapping

California has passed into law a new ban on fur trapping, becoming the first state to outlaw the practice widely considered to cause untold suffering to wild animals. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newson on Wednesday 5  September. The legislation prohibits commercial or recreational trapping on both public and private lands. The law was first introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonazlez (Democrat- San
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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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Furballs 3

(a guide to the stupid things the fur trade says) Redmond O’Hanlon is a former Irish fur farmer who spoke to the Irish Mirror about the campaign to ban fur farming in Ireland. Drawing on his own experiences as a fur farmer of 30 years, he explained that ‘mink were reared like our children’, which – given that fur farmed mink spend their whole lives in cramped, barren wire cages
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