Fur industry fends off latest scandal

Horrific video taken inside various fur farms around Norway in recent months has once again documented what state authorities have called “shocking” evidence of animal abuse. Fur industry officials, however, are fighting hard to discredit the video and once again defend their controversial livelihood, while politicians let them stay in business. The video, aired nationwide Tuesday […]

Thousands marched for animal welfare

Torch-lit parades were held in 16 cities all over Norway on Saturday, as thousands marched to protest the country’s fur industry and to champion animal welfare. Local celebrities Erik Poppe and Brita Møystad Engseth were among those speaking against the fur industry, which repeatedly has been found to treat animals badly, as several hundred demonstrators […]

Fur farming probe welcomed

Animal rights activists and the fur farming industry itself said they welcome the government’s decision to finally appoint a commission to study fur farming and whether it should be shut down or allowed to continue in Norway. “This has been promised for a long time, so it’s positive that something is finally happening,” said Siri […]

Shamed fur farms likely to survive

More shocking photos of sick and injured animals at several Norwegian fur farms have set off demands once again that the country’s fur industry be phased out. Disagreement within the government coalition, however, along with support for the industry from several of the non-socialist parties in Parliament, suggest Norway’s often-shamed fur business will nonetheless survive. […]

Fur industry may win protection

UPDATED: Two of the three parties making up Norway’s left-center coalition government want to shut down the country’s fur industry after repeated examples of poor living conditions for its animals. But the third party, the small, farmer-friendly Center Party, has promised the fur farmers will be protected, indicating that the Center Party’s coalition colleagues may […]