Major new report: What’s behind fashion? Animal welfare and the European fur trade will be launched at 13.00 on 15 October 2015 in the European Parliament

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Major new report: What’s behind fashion? Animal welfare and the European fur trade will be launched at 13.00 on 15 October 2015 in the European Parliament

8 October 2015
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The European fur industry, and especially the Nordic fur industry, markets itself as a responsible business concerned about ethics.

This report takes a closer look at animal welfare in fur farms and the marketing tactics of the European fur industry, with a special focus on the Nordic countries. The European fur industry, and especially the Nordic fur industry, markets itself as a responsible business concerned about ethics. This report takes a closer look at animal welfare in fur farms and the marketing tactics of the European fur industry, with a special focus on the Nordic countries.

This new report explains the real animal welfare problems backed up by clear references to scientific studies, legislation and photographic evidence.

    • What’s behind fashion? Animal welfare and the European fur trade
    • Date: Thursday 15th of October, 13.00-14.00
    • Hosted by MEP Heidi Hautala, Finland
    • Location: ASP 04F384 , European Parliament
    • The event is organised by the Fur Free Alliance and Eurogroup for Animals.

Agenda

  • 13.00              Opening remarks by MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, Poland, President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
  • 13.05              Welcome remarks by Reineke Hameleers, Director Eurogroup for Animals and Joh Vinding, Chair Fur Free Alliance
  • 13.10              Presentation of the report by the co-authors Salla Tuomivaara, Director Animalia, and Siri Martinsen, veterinarian, Director NOAH
  • 13.35              Comments by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finland
  • 13.40              Comments by MEP Jeppe Kofod, Denmark
  • 13.45              Documentation from fur farms, Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer
  • 13.55              Concluding remarks Reineke Hameleers, Director Eurogroup for Animals, and Joh Vinding, Chair Fur Free Alliance

Participants who don’t have a security pass for the Parliament building are welcome to contact Camilla Björkbom at c.bjorkbom@eurogroupforanimals.org by 9 October 2015.

> DOWNLOAD THE AGENDA HERE

> DOWNLOAD REPORT CASE SAGA FURS on Nordic Fur Trade HERE

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