Serbian fur farming ban comes into force

2019 is off to an excellent start for the anti-fur movement as it is confirmed that Serbia has now banned fur farms after a 10-year phase-out. The enforcement of the ban is the successful result of a decade-long persistent struggle during which fur industry lobby groups consistently put pressure to reverse the ban. The proposed ban, which came into force on 1 January 2019, was seriously under threat for much of
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Veterinary Ireland recommends immediate ban on fur farming

In what is being considered as a huge boost for the campaign to end the horror of fur farming in the Republic of Ireland, Veterinary Ireland has announced that, having considered the available science, it is recommending an urgent ban on the fur farming of mink and other wild animals. In what is a further blow for the morally bankrupt fur trade, their prized programme WelFur is dismissed as utterly
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Research shows that being ‘fur-free’ offers the boost that fashion brands crave.

The global research consultancy Sigwatch has found that luxury fashion houses have dominated the top ten corporate brands most praised by activists and NGOs in the third quarter of this year. All the fashion brands listed have one thing in common: they have all stopped using real fur. This analysis provides yet more evidence that fashion brands have much to gain by going fur-free. Not only are they taking an
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Ireland: 80% support banning fur farming

An opinion poll of people in the Republic of Ireland, conducted in October 2018 by Red C on behalf of Respect for Animals, has found that 80% of respondents agreed that the farming and killing of animals for their fur in Ireland should be banned.     The weight of public support for a ban on fur farming is clear. Respect for Animals, and the ISPCA, both of which are members
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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan supports the Irish fur farm ban

Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan has announced his support for the current attempts to ban the horror of fur factory farming in the Republic of Ireland.  A well loved actor and widely respected vegan activist, Peter has today issued the following statement through the anti-fur organisation Respect for Animals: “Many of us are shocked to learn that Ireland still has fur farms. Such a barbaric industry belongs in the past. Ruth
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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

Last Autumn,  the Solidarity Party presented a Bill to ban fur farming before the Dail. The Bill will be debated and voted on in early July 2019. The ‘Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018’ was submitted by Ruth Coppinger TD, who said: “We believe this is something that’s really important for the welfare of animals. Mink are farmed in Ireland and these are actually meant to be wild, untamed animals
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