Breaking! Estonia & Poland Are One Step Closer To Becoming The Latest European Countries To Ban Fur Farming

Estonia took an important step towards banning fur farms recently when a draft for the amendment of the Animal Protection and Nature Conservation Act passed the first reading in the Riigikogu, the Parliament of Estonia. The bill reportedly provides a phase-out period until 2023. 

“We are very happy that the members of Riigikogu made an animal-friendly decision and did not reject the bill,” Regly Johanson, a board member of the animal advocacy organization Loomus, said in a statement. Johanson also called the decision historic and important because the bill to ban fur farms in the country has never before passed the first reading.

According to a recent survey carried out by Kantar Emor, 75% of people living in Estonia are not in favor of raising and killing animals such as foxes and minks for their fur. The percentage of people that support closing fur farms is not only high in urban areas, but also in rural areas. The survey further revealed that 74% of the people living in Tallinn do not support fur farming, nor do 78% of people living in nearby towns, or 72% of people living in rural areas.

The animal welfare organization Anima International shared on its Facebook page that the Polish Senate also approved a bill to ban fur farming that includes amendments.

“Next, the bill will return to the lower parliament for the amendments to be approved. Then, the President needs to approve the bill, at which point, if all goes well, the bill will become law,” the organization noted in the post. “Poland is the third largest producer of fur in the world. A ban on fur farming here would strike a huge blow to this cruel industry.”

Currently, in Europe, fur farming is banned in the: United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. Denmark and Sweden have banned fox farms.

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