Estonia has become the 14th European Nation to ban fur farming

Estonia has now joined a growing list of nations that have banned fur farming and they are the first-ever Baltic state to do so.

The Riigikogu (Estonia’s parliament) passed amendments to the existing Animal Protection Act and Nature Conservation Act on Wednesday. The act will prohibit the breeding and keeping of animals solely or primarily for the purpose of fur farming.

Estonia has been discussing a potential ban since 2009, and the overall number of fur farms has significantly decreased since then. Today, the number of animals farmed has fallen from around 200,000 to just under 1,000, as per data from Open Cages.

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