Even if the world was in the process of shutting down today I’d still be sharing this article with you all and rejoicing!
According to PETA, the 300 fur farms currently in Norway breed and kill 700,000 minks and 11,000 foxes every year. However, thanks to the Norwegian Animal Rights Organization (NOAH) and their decade’s long fight to educate people on the cruelty of this practice, the end is in sight.
Thank you, Norway for finally agreeing to put an end to fur farming factories in your country.
In an Instagram post, NOAH detailed that the Norwegian government has agreed to phase out all fur farms in the country by 2025!
And this news is having an effect on its neighbor, Sweden. Camilla Björkbom, chairman of the Animal Society Right said,
“We welcome the Swedish Government’s proposal to investigate the welfare of minkers on Sweden’s fur farms, but today we see that Norway shows that a ban on fur farming is possible. This is a great news, not least for all the animals that are now not born and killed for their fur in Norway, but also because it sets a good example for Sweden and the upcoming Swedish investigation.”1
And Ruud Tombrock, Executive Director of Humane Society International/EU said, “We are thrilled to see such an unequivocal pledge from the Norwegian government to ban all fur farming and look forward to seeing this important decision receiving the political backing it deserves. Factory farming wild animals for fur in appallingly deprived conditions is unconscionably cruel, so to see a ban on this dreadful trade in a Scandinavian country is truly historic.”2