Vote: Majority opposes fur farming

Fur farming is not acceptable in its current form in Finland, 71 per cent of the respondents to a survey of animal rights organizations estimate.

Women and young people in particular were opposed to the practice, as only 7% of women and 4% of 15-24 year olds considered fur farming to be acceptable.

More than a third of respondents would support the continuation of fur farms if the conditions of the animals could be significantly improved and they could behave naturally.

Only 16% of respondents considered that fur farming could continue in its current form without new regulations.

Finnish fur farms rose to international headlines earlier this week when the British newspaper Mirror reported a visit to a farm where foxes were kept in poor conditions.

The animals had damaged legs from the wire floor of their cages, were very obese, and suffered obvious mental suffering.

The study was carried out by Taloustutkimus on behalf of two animal rights organizations, Animalia and Right to Live.

Source: The Nordic Page





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