In recent years, more and more countries have either voted to ban fur farming, banned the keeping of certain species of animals, or introduced stricter regulations that effectively limit the practice. The first countries to ban fur farming in Europe were Great Britain in 2000 and Austria in 2005, thanks in no small part to the work of .
Over the past few years, many countries have followed suit, including the Netherlands, Europe’s second-largest mink producer at the time. As concerns about animal welfare and the health risks associated with fur farming continue to rise, and as the ethical nature of furs is questioned every day, proposals to ban fur production are being considered in several other European countries.
When will Europe finally be fur-free? gives an overview of the situation of fur animals in Europe.