Fur Farming is now illegal in Norway

24 October 2020 # Hope

Norway has introduced a ban on fur farming. No new fur farms will set up in the country, and existing ones will be required to shut by 2025. As of June 2019, no new fur farms will be permitted. All existing farms are required to shut down by February 1, 2025.

News of the prospective ban initially surfaced in 2018. Camilla Björkbom — federal chairman of Animal Rights Sweden — explained the importance of this decision at the time.

Norway was a large fur producer, with over 300 fur farms breeding and killing over 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year. Norway closing their farm is a big step forward towards betterment of animals.

The Norwegian government, however, has pledged 500 million kroner to dismantle the farms, and 100 million to help farmers move into different fields.