The Netherlands Confirms Fur Farm Ban
If minks drank champagne, they’d be quaffing a glass following the news that fur farms WILL be banned in the Netherlands!
After years of legal battles, a Dutch appeals court has made it clear that the barbaric fur industry must be shut down.
Currently, there are around 160 fur farms in the country, raising approximately 6 million minks per year. That makes the Netherlands the fourth-largest mink-fur producer in the world.
On fur farms, normally free-roaming animals are condemned to spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy wire cages. Unable to engage in natural behaviour, they often go mad from frustration before they’re gassed or electrocuted. There is no justification for keeping this violent, bloody industry afloat, as it condemns animals to a hellish life and a horrible death while also polluting our land and water.
The Dutch government tried to ban fur farms in 2012, but fur farmers managed to get the law overturned. Now, at last, it looks like the ban will become law, and over the next few years, these barbaric facilities will be phased out completely.
This decision, which came after thousands of PETA Netherlands supporters spoke out, is a victory for both compassionate Hollanders and the minks who will be spared having the skin torn off their tiny backs. It brings us a giant step closer to the day when animals are no longer killed for fashion.
Fur farming has long been illegal in the UK, but it still shamefully goes on in other European countries, including Ireland. Ask the Irish government to follow the Netherlands’ lead by bringing in a ban: