Victory! Norway just announced that they will be banning fur farms. This means that 1,000,000 animals will be saved every year, according to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The announcement was first released in a statement made by Norwegian animal rights group, NOAH, this past weekend. This is a huge win for animals, considering Norway a top producer of fox pelts.
The news is also a huge victory for animal rights activists, considering many animal rights groups have been protesting against fur farms for years.
“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,” said Humane Society International executive director, Ruud Tombrock.
“Factory farming wild animals for fur in appallingly deprived conditions is unconscionably cruel, to see a ban on this dreadful trade in a Scandinavian country is truly historic,” he continued.
Fur is one of the cruelest materials on the planet. Animals are forced into cramp cages and tortured in despicable ways. Prior to being killed, many animals are electrocuted. Fur is also a thing of the past, considering many top designer brands are ditching this material. Last year, Gucci, BCBG, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo joined that list.
While every single detail about Norway’s ban has not been finalized yet, fur farms will be forced to shut down by the year 2025.