Canada’s seal hunt has been virtually stopped by Covid-19

It is known around the world as one of the most shocking scenes of bloodshed, a painful reminder of the bloody impact of the fur industry, but the Canadian seal hunt has seen a huge drop in the number of seals killed with the majority of the commercial hunt being closed. This is due to the impact of Covid-19. According to preliminary figures on the website of Canada’s Department for
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Update: Ireland’s fur farming ban

Respect for Animals has spoken to the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) about the progress of the proposed Bill to ban fur farming in Ireland. The Cabinet agreed in July last year to produce legislation to finally end fur farming in the country. This came after a strong campaign in which Respect for Animals was closely involved, along with animal protection groups NARA and ISPCA.
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‘Plausible’ that humans can be infected with coronavirus from fur farmed mink

It is plausible that there has been an infection of coronavirus from mink to humans, the Dutch Agriculture Minister has confirmed in a bombshell development. As previously reported, a number of fur farms in the Netherlands have been quarantined after coronavirus was detected in the animals. Fur farming is an intensive factory farm method of production, with animals kept in small cages in very close proximity. Now one of the
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A Guide To Fur Bans Around The World

Fur is cruel. The conditions that fur farmed animals are kept in are atrocious, the methods to kill them inhumane. All this horror for a product we don’t really need. Fur belongs to the animals. Due to the overwhelming animal welfare science and ethical concerns, country after country has phased out or banned fur farming and a number of US cities have introduced sales bans on real fur, with similar
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Mink on Dutch fur farm have coronavirus

Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been placed into quarantine after coronavirus was detected in the animals, the Dutch Agricultural Ministry has said. Animals on fur farms are raised in terrible conditions, with non-domesticated animals kept in close confinement in tiny barren cages. The animals were displaying symptoms that included respiratory issues, the ministry said, adding that it assumed they contracted the virus from farm employees.  As a result, the
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5 ways to help animals during the lockdown

Are you stuck for things to do during the lockdown?  Here are 5 quick tasks to keep you busy and help the animals.. 1. Sign our letter calling for Norway to end its cruel seal hunt 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
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3 reasons to donate to the campaign against the cruel fur trade

The fur trade thinks that the Covid-19 crisis will stop us campaigning to save animals. Prove them wrong. Donate today. You might have seen that the fur trade’s mentality was recently expressed in a fur industry propaganda blog, which shockingly described the coronavirus crisis as a ‘small silver lining’ and ‘an opportunity’ for the fur trade, with animal protection organisations unable to mount effective campaigns. Let’s show them a thing
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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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Desperate Saga Furs Moves Fur Auction Online With Humiliating Results

Saga Furs, the major fur auction house owned by the Finnish fur industry, has released a statement announcing plans to lay off all of its staff for a three month period. The company has also admitted that its financial results will again be ‘in the negative’. The news comes as Saga Furs conducts its fur auction online, having been forced to abandon staging the auction in the usual way due
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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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