PHOTOS: Europe’s Largest-Ever Anti-Fur Protest Takes Over Oslo

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Thousands of compassionate Scandinavians took to the streets this weekend, holding candles and torches, to speak out against the cruel fur industry.

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The annual rally – now in its 13th year – was organised by Norwegian group NOAH and saw more than 13,000 people march in Oslo and 23 other Norwegian cities to protest against fur. Many PETA supporters were also there to help spread the fur-free message!

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Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are some of the largest fur producers in Europe. Intense suffering has been exposed on fur farms in these countries time and time again – most recently, in a series of disturbing images showing minks with huge open wounds on farms in western Norway.

Fur farming is inherently unethical. Animals used for their fur are confined for their entire lives to small, restrictive cages, until they are bludgeoned, electrocuted, or gassed so that their skins can be sold.

As this protest shows, many Norwegians are appalled that this cruelty is permitted in their country, and there is huge public support for a ban on fur farming. At the same time, fur farms are being forced to close down because of appalling animal-welfare violations. It’s clear that this barbaric industry’s days are numbered.

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Comments

  • ELAINE WING commented on November 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Well done everyone who was able to attend. Sure there would hve been thousands if not millions more with you in spirit.

  • Georgia Fouracre commented on November 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    It’s about time this planet went fur-free!!

  • Liss-Kari Arfvelin commented on November 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Stop this heartless, cruel buissnes!

  • Barb Rosa commented on November 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    against ‘all’ abuse & cruelty, show respect, use faux fur, ‘not’ fur from ‘our’ animals/pets

  • Dorothy Talbot commented on November 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    This fur trade should be Stopped No need for any Real fur any more, it bloody cruel to all theses poor Animals it sick sick sick .

  • Carol Dorn commented on November 15, 2016 at 3:43 am

    It is barbaric to skin an animal while it’s still alive! It is very inhumane! It’s wrong! It’s a horrific act of terror! People who do this have no feelings, they don’t give a damn about anything! They probably participate in domestic actions! I would not feel safe around these men!

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