Photos of the Day: Hundreds March Against Fur in Finland

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Finland is one of the world’s biggest fur producers, farming more foxes and raccoon dogs for their skins than any other country.

But more and more compassionate Finns are standing up against the cruelty and demanding an end to this barbaric industry, in which nearly 4 million sensitive wild animals a year are kept in cramped wire cages on factory farms for their entire lives and denied everything that is natural and important to them.

Helsinki Fur Demo 3© Taija Rinne
Undercover investigations have documented severe neglect and cruelty on Finnish fur farms time and time again. In some of the harrowing footage, animals can be heard screaming and throwing themselves against the sides of their cages in desperation and terror.

On Thursday, hundreds of people took to the streets of Helsinki to call for a ban on these abhorrent facilities in a protest organised by the Finnish animal rights group Animalia.

Helsinki Fur Demo 4© Taija Rinne

Helsinki Fur Demo 5© Taija Rinne

Helsinki Fur Demo 1© Taija Rinne

Helsink Fur Demo 2© Taija Rinne

Animalia also delivered a petition against fur farming to the government signed by 200,000 people – including tens of thousands of compassionate PETA supporters. Thank you to everyone who signed!

This is an exciting time in the movement against fur. Sweden has also seen growing opposition to fur farms and recently phased out fox and chinchilla farms completely. And in Ireland, there are now only three mink farms left, a clear sign that the barbaric industry is on the way out.

Get involved in the movement – join PETA’s Action Team to be the first to hear about ways to help.

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© Taija Rinne



  • Roberta Smith commented on May 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Why would we even want to wear fur when it harms animals. Apart from eating animal products wearing fur has to be the most stupid act a human can possible do. It harms the animals and the planet…. Wake up

    • Michelle Stout commented on June 9, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Ignorance and selfishness make the human being unbelievably UGLY!! If you want to be beautiful on both the inside and outside, then wake up to the fact that killing animals for your desires makes ‘YOU’ the ugliest person in the whole world.
      Change your ways, stop buying animal products, refuse to be a part of the evil, and then you shall become truly beautiful.

  • julia moore commented on May 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Disgusting cruel act all for vanity .stop this

  • Annie pye commented on May 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    these. days there’s no need to kill and rib an animal if it’s skin. please stop this cruelty.

  • Deb jones commented on May 27, 2015 at 7:06 am

    please stop this cruelty

  • Panetier commented on May 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    stop la cruauté

  • Amanda Cruise commented on June 10, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Unnecessary to wear fur and skins of other animals. There are plenty of suitable and fashionable alternatives in the 21st century.

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