The ban will see the cease of 300 fur farms in the country, which collectively cause the death of 700,000 mink and 110,000 foxes every year.
After a series of protests and anti-fur campaigns by animal rights activists, Norway has announced its plans to ban fur farming by 2025, making the practice illegal in the country.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s government declared the ban as part of a deal to broaden her two-party minority government by adding the anti-fur Liberal Party. The ban will see the cease of 300 fur farms in the country, which collectively cause the death of 700,000 mink and 110,000 foxes every year.
Humane Society International, which actively campaigns against fur, said in a statement that Norway is the 14th European nation to phase out fur farming, “sparing animals who would otherwise spend their entire lives in cramped, barren cages.”
“Consumers are turning their backs on the bloody fur trade, and it is only right that Norway’s politicians enable Norway to join the fast-growing list of compassionate nations refusing to allow cruel fur farming within their borders,” Executive Director Ruud Tombrock said.
Norwegian animal rights group, NOAH also commended the decision for putting an end to an “outdated and cruel” trade with waning appeal to fashion-conscious consumers.
Looks like fur really is going out of fashion, as Gucci declared last year along with its fur ban.
Norway is the latest to introduce a total ban on fur farming, joining Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.