Animal rights groups work to "Open Cages" of animals on fur farms

December 24, 2019 by  
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The fashion industry has recently experienced a rise in fur bans , thanks to successful pressure by animal rights advocacy groups and heightened consumer awareness. But these fur-free policies also need to extend beyond the haute couture sector to change the agriculture industry as well. This is where the work of organizations like Tušti Narvai and Open Cages come into play. In 2014, Tušti Narvai, which translates from Lithuanian as Empty Cages, was founded in Vilnius. Its English branch, Open Cages, was then established in the U.K. four years later. As their names symbolize, both sister nonprofit organizations strive to “change the world for animals” by strengthening the protection of farmed animals , improving animal welfare and preventing their suffering. In fact, one of the key projects by Tušti Narvai and Open Cages is to end fur farms. The groups do so by mobilizing the public through education and legal change. Related: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to be fur-free by 2021 But who are Tušti Narvai and Open Cages? These organizations are members of Anima International (AI) , a coalition of European animal protection advocacy groups that “envisions a world where animals are not treated as products.” Both sister organizations have been conducting several campaigns to better the situation of farm animals by minimizing animal cruelty and demanding compelling change. These campaigns include the improvement of chicken welfare, the elimination of cages in industrial farming, the ban on foie gras and fur bans. Learn more about these campaigns here . The fur ban has been gaining traction within the fashion industry , in many ways due to the ongoing and very visible anti-fur movement by various animal rights groups. Tušti Narvai and Open Cages have jointly added to that momentum. In Great Britain alone, Open Cages has implemented the #FurFreeBritain campaign, together with the Humane Society International (U.K.). It is projected that the ban on fur will adversely alter the supply chain, therefore reducing incidences of unnecessary animal torture and mortality that stem from cramped living spaces, malnourishment, neglect and even brutality. For instance, Open Cages shared an exposé on a fox that was recently saved from a fur farm. “Now he lives happily in a sanctuary and is an ambassador of this cruel industry,” says the Open Cages website. Scientific American and the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF) have stated that the majority of the fur industry’s pelts are now sourced from farm-raised animals, specifically mink, fox, chinchilla, lynx, muskrat and coyotes. Moreover, most of the remaining fur farms in the world can be found in Europe. These facts are what motivate the work of Tušti Narvai and Open Cages. From now until December 31, for every 10 euros in donations to the fur ban initiative, an anonymous sponsor will match them by $100. The campaign efforts are all to help in the fight against fur farms. In the words of Tušti Narvai, “Together, we can change the fate of animals kept on farms.” + Tušti Narvai + Open Cages Image via Clem Onojeghuo

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Activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as “terrorists”

July 29, 2015 by  
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This week, two individuals arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were charged with “conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” after allegedly freeing thousands of animals from fur farms. Effectively labeled as “terrorists,” Joseph Buddenburg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28 could face up to 10 years in prison. Read the rest of Activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as “terrorists”

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Norway is saying “no more” to fur farm subsidies

May 12, 2015 by  
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Fur farmers in Norway may soon feel the pinch as the government recently announced a proposal to cut subsidies to these controversial farms . A cut of 17.8 million kroner ($2.35 million US) worth of agricultural subsidies that go directly to fur farmers is being proposed – approximately half of the total aid to that industry in Norway. But some in the country are pushing back, saying that the cuts could threaten the local economy. Read the rest of Norway is saying “no more” to fur farm subsidies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cruelty-free fur , four paws international , fur farmers , fur farms , norway ag subsidies , norway fur farms , subsidies for fur farms , taxes and fur farms

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The Newsroom Actress Olivia Munn Unveils Despicable Video of Chinese Fur Farm

February 24, 2013 by  
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We sincerely doubt that any of our earth-conscious readers would wear fur , but we urge you to take a look at this despicable video footage of a fur farm in China so you can convince anyone who thinks fur is beautiful that it is everything but. Olivia Munn, who is known for her role as a hard-hitting journalist on The Newsroom , narrated this film for PETA , which uncovered how farm workers shamelessly crush bones of cats and dogs by tossing around their cages, electrocute dog’s genitals, behead rabbits and tear the fur off animals while they are still alive. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activism , animal cruelty , animal rights , china , Environment , fur , fur farms , News , Oliva Munn , PETA , The Newsroom

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