Norway agrees to shut down fur farms by 2025


This is an emerging story which needs expansion if you wish to EDIT to add information or discuss it in TALK.

Norwegian Prime minister Erna Solberg has pledged to close down fox and mink farms by 2025. The appointment was part of a deal to expand her party by adding the anti-fur Liberal party, The Guardian reported.

Producers are not happy, but the move has been welcomed by animal charities and animal rights activists. According to Solberg, Norway is home to around 200 fur farms which produce about one million pelts a year.

In a statement, the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance (NAPA), who had been lobbying since 2001 for the restriction, “applauded” the prime minister for “deciding to phase out fur farming”.

Jon Georg Dal, minister of agriculture, criticised the government’s decision for the economic impact it could have on 400 people employed on fur farms. “My job will now be to implement this in a way that ensures fur farmers receive sufficient compensation in the phasing-out period,” he said.  (The Local).

Norway will become the first Nordic country and the 14th  in Europe to ban fur production, according to the organisation Humane Society International (The Independent).

Please help expand on this story below or discuss it in TALK.

 

Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to collaborate on our developing articles:

WikiTribune Open menu Close Search Like Back Next Open menu Close menu Play video RSS Feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Youtube Connect with us on Linkedin Email us