Oldham Council votes to join Fur Free Markets

Respect for Animals is welcomes the decision by Oldham Council to approve a motion committing the Local Authority to prohibiting the sale of real fur on council land and joining our Fur Free Markets scheme. Liberal Democrat Councillors Julia Turner and Chris Gloster proposed the motion at the full meeting of Oldham Council  on Wednesday 12 September. It is understood that Council passed the motion comprehensively with only one vote
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Animal protection organizations worldwide set sights on Prada over use of fur

During Fashion Weeks across the globe, Respect for Animals and the Fur Free Alliance asks Prada to drop fur Yesterday Burberry announced it is dropping the use of real fur and today the organisers of London Fashion Week has also said that fur will be banned from all its shows next week. The international Fur Free Alliance  and FFA member Respect for Animalsare launching a global campaign urging fashion brand Prada
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BURBERRY DROPS REAL FUR

Burberry, until now branded ‘Furberry’ by Respect for Animals joins other top fashion labels Gucci, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace who have all recently announced they will no longer use fur as well as long-time anti-fur designer Stella McCartney. Earlier this year Respect for Animals launched a campaign urging supporters and members of the public to write to Burberry urging the company to drop fur from its range. This
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Is this the worst fur farm footage ever recorded?

Undercover footage by the Lithuanian organisation Kailiu Fermos shows what is being described as some of the most shocking suffering ever recorded on European fur farms. Lithuania is among the world’s largest mink fur producers, with as many as 2 million mink killed on fur farms each year. The dreadful video (WARNING: EXTREMELY DISTRESSING FOOTAGE) shows mink dying and badly injured in small wire cages. One mink is injured so
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Ask Ireland to ban fur farming: sign our letter

In September, the Solidarity Party will present a Bill to ban fur farming before the Dail. The ‘Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018’ will be submitted by Ruth Coppinger TD, who states: “We believe this is something that’s really important for the welfare of animals. Mink are what are farmed in Ireland and these are actually meant to be wild, untamed animals – not put in confined spaces, certainly not
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes its report, “Fur Trade in the UK.”

The inquiry was launched following reports that real fur is being sold as fake fur by major high-street and online retailers. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: Fur trade in the UK Read Respect for Animals’ evidence to the inquiry Poor at enforcing regulations The Committee found that retailers, local authorities and Trading Standards have been poor at enforcing regulations around the
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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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Live transport of mink by the fur industry condemned

New footage has been released by Bont Voor Dieren and  Eyes on Animals/TSB|AWF showing th full horror of live transport of mink by the fur industry. The truck was inspected by a team from Eyes on Animals/TSB|AWF when it was on its way from a Dutch mink farm to Poland. There were hundreds of mink in tiny, filthy cages on board the truck. The animals were stressed, trying to break
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Shocking suffering revealed on Canadian mink fur farm.

New undercover footage from a Canadian fur farm has resulted in charges of 14 counts of animal cruelty.  The Los Angeles-based Last Chance For Animals organisation gathered the footage over a period of 12 months. The investigation documents the type of horrific suffering on a mink farm that is all too common and why fur farming worldwide has to be banned. Apologists for the fur trade and anyone wearing real
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