Norway Bans Fur Farming
Earlier today, Norwegian animal rights organization (NOAH) announced on Facebook that fur farming in Norway has been banned.
According to Djurens Rätt:
“After 30 years of struggle and hard work by animal organizations and animal lovers in Norway, the Norwegian government has now announced that fur farming in Norway is to be banned.”
The article notes that the ban is “included in the Norwegian government platform,” which states:
“The government will conduct a controlled winding up of fur farming. It aims to promote a parliamentary petition to the Parliament on banning fur farming with a settlement period of pre-existing producers until the end of 2024/25.”
Camilla Björkbom, chairman of the Animal Society Right, adds that this ban is not only great news for “all the animals that are now not born and killed for their fur in Norway,” but also for setting an example to neighboring countries like Sweden, as it demonstrates that a “ban on fur farming is possible.”
Last year, the Norwegian government implemented a ban on elephant shows in circuses throughout the country.
You can read the full article (in Norwegian) here.