Information on Fur

4.000 European fur farms to be WelFur certified by 2020

News - January 16, 2017 - The implementation of the animal welfare assessment system WelFur marks a milestone in the history of international fur business. Developed by independents scientists from across Europe, WelFur is a reliable assessment tool that will help replace perceptions with facts and provide consumer transparency about the European production of fur.

Norwegian Parliament supports sustainable development of fur farming

News - January 11, 2017 - Parliament in Norway has supported the sustainable continuation of fur farming. The decision puts an end to years of discussion whether the industry should be banned in the country.

Dutch fur farmers consider the European Human Rights Court

News - December 20, 2016 - The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the ban on mink farming in The Netherlands. Dutch fur farmers are considering their options including taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Fur farms in Europe open doors for visitors

News - December 6, 2016 - Open Farms events are gaining popularity across Europe. Open Farms initiative is part of fur sector's commitment to challenge the prejudices about fur farming and provide reliable information to those who still have doubts about the fur industry.

Fur Europe spoke at fur hearing in Norway

News - November 24, 2016 - The science-based foundation of the animal welfare assessment programme WelFur will help Norwegian fur farmers document progress on animal welfare, Fur Europe's CEO said at today 's hearing.

Farmed European mink to feed on household waste

News - November 17, 2016 - Farmed mink can feed on organic household waste converted to larvae, a new circular economy research project shows. The research project is now being extended.

“We ask the animals what they want”, say scientists developing WelFur

News - October 20, 2016 - "We ask the animal what they want", says Jens Malmkvist at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is one of the scientists developing the new animal welfare standards in fur farming.

Pros and Cons on Fur Use

News - October 7, 2016 - International Fur Federation encourages people to join the debate about fur.

Next generation of fur professionals team up in Greece

News - August 25, 2016 - Fur Summer School 2016 in Kastoria, Greece, has come off to a good start. 33 participants from across the world are introduced to all aspects of the international fur business as a means to educate a new generation of fur professionals.

Fur scientist congress to kick off in Finland

News - August 19, 2016 - The international fur scientist community's congress, which is held every fourth year, begins in Helsinki, Finland, next week. The scientific congress gathers more than 100 participants.