Information on Fur

Greenpeace: Greenlandic seal is sustainable

News - October 27, 2015 - A journalist from American TV station reports that the Greenlandic seal hunt is both ethical and sustainable. Greenpeace supports the view.

New business to business website for furriers

News - October 16, 2015 - A new website is designed to support the increased consumer interest in fur products by targeting boutiques and retailers that currently sell little or no fur.

WelFur: Welfare assessment protocol for mink

Research - October 15, 2015 - The European fur sector's animal welfare assessment programme WelFur is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world to be implemented on a continental scale. It is based on the European Commission's Welfare Quality programme. You can download the WelFur protocol for mink here.

WelFur: Welfare assessment protocol for foxes

Research - October 15, 2015 - The European fur sector's animal welfare assessment programme WelFur is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world to be implemented on a continental scale. It is based on the European Commission's Welfare Quality programme. You can download the WelFur protocol for foxes here.

The European fur sector paves the way for sustainable fashion

News - October 15, 2015 - The garment industry can learn from the fur industry when it comes to sustainability is one of the conclusions of a research project on sustainability in fur, that was presented at Fur Europe's This is Fur event in the European Parliament.

The European fur sector held 150 meetings in the European Parliament

News - October 5, 2015 - Under the values of openness, transparency and reliability the European fur sector held more than 150 bilateral meetings in the European Parliament.

Fur breeder elected President of European farmers

News - September 25, 2015 - Danish mink farmer and Chairman of the Danish Agricultural Council is new President of the Brussels-based farmers' association COPA, that represents 23 million European farmers.

Domestication and natural behaviour of the farmed mink

Information Material - September 23, 2015 - Existing scientific research suggest that access to large territories and swimming water are not essential behavioural needs for mink. Get a science-based introduction to domestication and natural behaviour among farmed mink here.

The changing face of animal ethics – where are we heading?

Research - September 22, 2015 - Where is the debate over animal use heading? A historical walk-through of the animal debate puts some perspective on the future direction of the debate over animal use. In the Western part of the world the main debate will be between those who think it is acceptable to use animals as long as their welfare is looked after properly and those who are - in principle - against the use of animals.

Fur skins worth 56 million euro sold in Helsinki

News - September 22, 2015 - European auction house Saga Furs concluded this season's auction schedule with the September auction 16-21 September. The fur sales reached 56 million euro.