Day: March 29, 2019

Germany: The last horror fur farm is closed




Unfortunately, fur is still a widely used product – especially in winter you can see many people, consciously or unconsciously wearing fur products. These are associated with an incredible amount of animal suffering and just unnecessary! A large proportion of fur farms are located in the Far East, Finland and Poland – and thus in parts of countries where animal welfare laws are even less adequate than in Germany. What many do not know is that animals in Germany still suffer on a fur farm.

And in the last of its kind in the Westphalian Rahden.


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For years, we have dealt with this system, organized demonstrations and filed charges against the operator for various violations. And now we have unique and scary new pictures from the factory. Because for the first time videos were made with a drone over and within the farm, which make the cruel life of the approximately 4000 minks that are held there first hand.

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The images show how the animals must live in confined spaces in cages and grid floors – and understandably suffer from behavioral disorders! The quality of the recordings can feel the suffering of the animals formally.


Why is this possible in Germany at all?

Theoretically, the keeping of animals for fur production is still completely legal today.

However, a new law was passed in 2017, which has tightened the minimum housing conditions and so the operation of fur farms in Germany has become unprofitable.
Also, if there are economic and less animal welfare reasons, the result was after all a small success.

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Because of this change, all other businesses in Germany closedexcept for those in Rahden. Because this was awarded a five-year transitional period, in which he could continue working as before. The year 2022 should be over in Rahden at the latest – at the sight of the video material, we hope, however, that it will be so soon! Because no animal is allowed to suffer for fur!


Today, good news reached us regarding the last mink farm in Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia Rahden! According to the latest information, the facility now seems to have finally closed the operation and thus put an end to the miserable fur production, at least in Germany!

According to the responsible veterinary office, there are no more animals in the area and no mink has to suffer more there under agonizing conditions. But even if this is a great success for the animals, millions of them around the world still have to suffer for fur production – and of course we will continue to fight against that!

My comment: Between the years 2005 and 2015, the sales of the European fur industry have almost doubled: According to the European Fur Association Fur Europe 2015, they sold just under US $ 7 billion through fur sales. In 2005 there were still 3.6 billion.

A survey by the University of Ravensburg (Germany) revealed in 2017: About one third buys real fur, although the vast majority of reports on the attitude of animals in fur farms knows.


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“I’m wearing fur. People have worn furs for thousands of years, and I do not see that they do not use this natural resource. I have a real silver fox hat. The animals are bred in Russia. She keeps nice and warm and looks super chic”,  one has written on “die Zeit” electronic newspaper

An example of unbridled cynicism towards living and feeling animal beings!
Just like hunting and mass animal husbandry, fur farming also belongs in the dustbin of civilization history.
Consider !! we live in the 21st century and there are still people with survival convictions dating from before the neolithic revolution!!.
Never heard of the dangers of anthropocentrism?
Oh, Germany, your basic education…
This debate really needs more spirit, ethics and self-responsibility.

My best regards, Venus






France: Urge American Vintage to Stop Selling Angora.


Urge American Vintage to Stop Selling Angora

French clothing brand American Vintage sells jumpers made of angora, despite knowing that rabbits are commonly “live-plucked” for their soft fur – a process they endure repeatedly for two to three years before ultimately being killed.

PETA’s ground breaking exposé of the Chinese angora industry has caused demand for angora to plummet over the last few years, and hundreds of companies – such as Calvin Klein, H&M, ASOS, and Lacoste – have made the compassionate choice to ban the cruelly obtained material.


However, millions of terrified rabbits are still confined to barren cages, their fur is violently ripped out every three months, and once they’re no longer profitable, they’re killed – all to supply angora to holdout companies such as American Vintage.

Take Action

Please send a message urging American Vintage to go angora-free.



Canada: Canadian hunters want to club tens of thousands MORE baby seals to death in cull expansion.

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Canadian hunters want to club tens of thousands MORE baby seals to death in cull expansion.

Following on from our recent post –

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We now have further news on the seal cull in Canada – this is from the ‘Independent’ newspaper which is based in London:

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Hunters in Canada want to be allowed to club to death tens of thousands more baby seals each year in an expansion of their annual cull.

Hunting groups are lobbying the country’s government to approve a wider slaughter of seals and sea lions for their fur – including in a nature reserve.

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The proposals have prompted anger from animal lovers and fresh lobbying of prime minister Justin Trudeau – who already reportedly receives more correspondence on the subject than any other, even climate change.

But scientists dispute that culls help salmon and cod stocks, warning any fall in whales’ prey could lead to the giant mammals starving.

“Seals are being used as a scapegoat, just like whales were once blamed for fishery declines,” Hal Whitehead, a marine biologist from Halifax, Nova Scotia, told The Guardian

Demand for the fur plummeted after the EU in 2009 banned imports following uproar over clubbing, and hunters are now trying to compensate for lost income.

About 6,000 fishermen, mostly from Newfoundland, join the annual hunt.

Experts say a small market for seal oil exists, and seal parts are sold in Asia as an aphrodisiac.


Click on the Independent link to read the full story and see video footage.


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