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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Dutch bank Rabobank cuts ties with fur industry

A Dutch bank has announced that it is ending it is cutting ties with the cruel fur industry. Rabobank is a global leader in agriculture financing and revealed the move as parts of its new sustainability framework policy on animal welfare issues. Robobank’s move is the latest stage in the fur industry’s decline in The Netherlands, which has passed legislation to ban the practice of cruel and polluting fur farming.
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Furberry no more? Ask Burberry to go fur free

For years we’ve been campaigning against Burberry’s sick obsession with fur. But now they’re reviewing all of their fur products, with a viewing to ending their use. This would be a great victory for the anti-fur campaign and a major blow for the morally bankrupt fur industry. Please send emails to customer.service@burberry.com, urging them to become Fur Free Retailers. Suggested text is below. I am encouraged to see the news
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Fur debate in Parliament: ask your MP to attend

Check who your MP is and write to them here In March, a petition on the parliamentary petition website calling for a ban on the sale of real fur in the UK passed 100,000 signatures, meaning that the issue had to be considered for debate in Parliament. The petition was started by two fantastic anti-fur activists, Catherine and Diane, and, thanks to their efforts, we now have an official date.
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Fur Free Markets: template letter to write to your councillors

 Find out who your Councillors are here. We have found almost identical hats sold at different stalls on the same market for the same cheap price: one with a fake fur bobble, one with a real fur bobble. Customers had no idea that they were buying products from the cruel and unnecessary fur trade. The fact is imported fur can be very cheap – but this should not hide the
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The suffering of monster foxes continues in Finland

 The fur industry has become a disgrace for Finland and put it’s reputation as an animal friendly country to shame. Our politicians are more interested in the money than the welfare of the animals, says Kristo Muurimaa. Animal rights group Oikeutta eläimille has obtained new photos from Finnish fur farms. The footage shows extremely obese animals with severe eye infections, heavily folded skin and badly malformed feet. They are kept
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First UK markets join with top fashion designers and high street retailers and pledge to go ‘Fur Free’.

LSD Promotions – one of the country’s leading market operators has joined the ranks of Gucci, Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, John Lewis and Next by stopping the use or sale of real fur. LSD Promotions has signed up to the new ‘Fur Free Markets’ scheme run by the UK’s leading anti-fur organisation Respect for Animals. LSD Promotions runs markets on behalf of the following councils:  Oxford City Council Worcester City
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