End fur farming in Estonia

There are about 30-50 fur farms in Estonia. Estonia's biggest fur farm raises 150 000 minks and 20 000 foxes. The total number of fur animals (foxes, minks, rabbits, chinchillas) in Estonia is about 200 000. The sector employs 90 people.

A national petition to ban fur farming in Estonia was signed by more than 10 000 Estonian citizens in 2014. The animal advocacy organization Loomus handed the signatures and the corresponding memorandum to the parliament. A public discussion about the memorandum was held at the Rural Affairs Committee last June. As a result of this discussion, the committee made an assignment to the Minister of Rural Affairs to conduct an analysis, which the latter ordered from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. In May 2016, the final report of an impact analysis on Estonian fur farming was presented to the committee. 

It is now up to the Rural Affairs Committee to decide if a possible ban would be discussed in parliament.

According to two different public polls, over half or 58 percent of the Estonian population is either “rather” or “definitely” against raising and killing animals in farms for the purpose of producing fur.

Banning fur farms in Estonia is an important step towards the state’s more ethical behavior. There is no place for cruel, environmentally hazardous and unnecessary fur farms in a modern, progressive society.

Video material:
Estonian mink and fox farm in 2012: https://youtu.be/9cmFSxZUvwA
Estonian mink and fox farm in 2014: https://youtu.be/CE803kY41P4

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  • Parliament of Estonia
  • Members of the Rural Affairs Committee

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