Anger as Norway allows seal hunt with no animal welfare inspectors

The Norwegian government has announced that the seal hunt can be conducted without an animal welfare inspector onboard this year. The reason is said to be risk of COVID-19.  Among the crews to go hunting without inspection this year, are crew members who have been convicted of animal cruelty after several offences during seal hunting in 2009. In 2010 these crew members received some of the highest fines ever given for animal
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Early Day Motion 267: ban fur imports.

Please contact your MP and ask them to sign EDM 267 calling for a ban on fur imports and sales. There is a template email for you to use at the bottom of this page. Here is the full text of EDM #267: That this House urges the Government to introduce legislation to ban the imports and sales of real fur products; notes that the UK has long banned the
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‘Sickening’ fur trapper in Wales prompts calls for Welsh Government action

  Sign the petition here Respect for Animals, a leading campaign group against the international fur trade, has called on the Welsh Government to review the legal framework around trapping in Wales. This comes after a national outcry in response to an investigation that revealed a man in Wales has been killing and skinning hundreds of foxes for their fur around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Hunt Investigation Team
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Tell Boris Johnson to ban fur imports

As the law stands, imports of fur are legal. The law must change. The import and sale of fur is allowed even though the main ways fur is obtained, including fur farming, are banned in Britain. Killing animals just for their fur is cruel and barbaric, and we must stop funding it by banning imports of real fur immediately. Fur import bans have been successfully implemented elsewhere. There is a
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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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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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#StopWanger: help end chinchilla farming in Hungary

      Did you know that chinchillas are cruel factory farmed in Europe for their fur, mainly by a company called Wanger?   Wanger is responsible for cruel chinchilla fur factory farming all over south-east Europe. Anti-fur activists have come up against them in Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia to name just a few. Wanger must be stopped.   Protests are planned in Hungary on August 1st, so please tweet using
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