Humane Society International/Europe and the Fur Free Alliance, in collaboration with Eurogroup for Animals and the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, is organising the webinar on 8th December from 15.00 to 16.30 CET entitled 'Fur Farming in Europe: Addressing Animal Welfare and Public Health Concerns'
Fur farming has hit the headlines in recent months in Europe as a result of fresh exposés of animal cruelty being released by animal protection organisations, political proposals to ban fur production being tabled in various Member States and, most worryingly, outbreaks of COVID-19 on mink farms in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Lithuania with cases of mink-to-human transmission also being documented.
The time is ripe for a re-evaluation of the practice of fur farming in the European Union. This webinar will seek to address societal concerns about mink, fox and raccoon dogs continuing to be bred for their pelts. The question this event seeks to answer is whether this is worth the risk to animal welfare and, it now seems, public health also.
This event will bring together politicians and policymakers with experts on animal welfare and veterinary epidemiology to discuss the mentioned issues.
Registration is now possible here