The Welfare of Animals on EU Fur Farms

23 Oct 2019
There are serious ethical and animal welfare concerns associated with the production of fur. Indeed, fur farming has already been prohibited and/or is in the process of being phased-out in various EU Member States, such as Austria, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. Fur farming, however, continues to persist in other Member States with Denmark, Finland and Poland being the biggest producers.

On Wednesday 20th November 2019, Intergroup members Pascal Durand (Renew Europe, France), Sylwia Spurek (S&D, Poland) and Ville Niinistö (Greens/EFA, Finland) will host a roundtable debate at the European Parliament on the welfare of animals on EU fur farms.  At this event, Humane Society International, One Voice and Oikeutta Eläimille will present recent film footage from Finnish and French fur farms, which provide documentary evidence that fur farms are not in compliance with the requirements of EU Directive 98/58/EC on the protection of animals kept for farming purposes.

The event will bring together invited representatives of the European fur industry, the European Commission, EU Member States and animal protection NGOs to discuss the animal welfare problems associated with fur farming and the implementation of Directive 98/58/EC.

For more information and to register please click here.