Report by Martin Balluch (Chairman of the Association against Animal Factories-VGT) – Austria
Yesterday the Estonian Parliament voted in the responsible committee to ban fur farms.
The final vote in the parliamentary plenary will take place on June 2, 2021.
Another coffin nail in the fur industry!
Martin Balluch was in Estonia in 2004 and 2005 to film fur farms.
There were still some very large farms from the communist era. These farms are now closed.
But the fur farming ban sends an important political signal.
Great Britain plans to ban the import of fur for clothing in the near future. If all EU countries have fur farming bans – and that day is not far away – then an import ban for fur can follow here too.
So whoever looks at the development of the abolition of the fur industry cannot help but see an animal welfare revolution.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Vienna was the central fur trading center, with 1500 pure fur shops.
In the 1990s, every woman on pedestrian zone in Vienna wore a fur coat in winter.
In 1998 the Association against Animal Factories achieved the world’s first fur farming ban, in Austria.
Violent campaigns against fur shops and fur in clothing chains followed.
In 2004 the fur ban came in Great Britain, and then in numerous other states.
Fur import bans for cat, dog and seal fur into the EU have been enacted.
Now there will soon be an import ban on all fur in the UK.
Within 25 years, the fur trade was essentially ended.
And I mean… We’re glad! we are very glad.
Every murder and torture site that closes is free from suffering and that is a good thing.
My best regards to all, Venus