Finland Takes A Historic Stand Against Fur Farming & Sales Moving One Step Closer Towards A Ban

In a historical vote, the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) committed to working toward ending fur farming and fur sales both in Finland and in the EU within a reasonable transition period. News on the decision was released recently during the Social Democrats’ party congress, held in Tampere, Finland.

Finnish animal rights organizations Animalia and Justice for Animals appreciate the Social Democrats’ forward-thinking conclusion. The SDP is Finland’s largest party, and their newly confirmed party leader Sanna Marin is Finland’s current Prime Minister. The ruling party’s decision comes at a time when the acceptability of fur farming is increasingly questioned both among EU citizens and in daily politics.

“Seventy-four percent of Finnish citizens oppose current fur farming practices. For years, animal advocacy organizations have been working hard for a ban on fur farming in Finland. It is brilliant that Finland’s largest party has updated their position in line with the popular opinion. The majority of the Government parties are now in favor of a fur farming ban, “Heidi Kivekäs, Executive Director of Animalia said in a statement. We expect Sanna Marin’s Government to take the necessary steps to end fur farming. The next logical move would be to propose legislation to prohibit fur farming.”

Initiatives to ban fur farming have entered the parliamentary process in several European countries. Many countries have already introduced full bans, one of the latest being Norway. A ban is highly possible in Finland now that three out of five Government parties are committed to ending fur farming for good.

“We are extremely pleased with SDP’s freshly formed stance. Animals need everyone for their defense, and an important new ally has now joined the ranks. There are politicians opposing fur farming among other parties as well, even if there is no official party line yet. There is still a lot of work to be done so that this party position does not turn into an empty promise,” stated Kristo Muurimaa of Justice for Animals.

Both Animalia and Justice for Animals are members of Fur Free Alliance (FFA), a European anti-fur organization.

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