New Era Of High Fashion: Italy Votes To Shut Down Fur Farming

This week, the Budget Committee of the Italian Senate voted on an amendment that will close Italy’s remaining 10 mink fur farms in the next six months and permanently ban fur farming nationwide. The vote occurred after discussions with Humane Society International/Europe (HSI Europe) which presented practical and strategic solutions to close and convert fur farms into more humane and sustainable businesses in its recent report “Mink Breeding in Italy: Mapping and Future Perspectives.” 

“This is an historic victory for animal protection in Italy, and HSI/Europe is immensely proud that our fur farm conversion strategy has played a central role in dismantling this cruel and dangerous industry in our country,” HSI Italy Director Martina Pluda said in a statement. “There are very clear economic, environmental, public health, and, of course, animal welfare reasons to close and ban fur farms.” Read more at VegNews.