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Apc2604 | 12:51 Fri 06th Nov 2020 | News
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I have close friends in Denmark, one of whom has Covid.

I was shocked to read this this morning. I never knew about Denmark breeding mink for fur export to China. Its something I wouldn't have expected from a country with such high principles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54818615

Am I the only one who is so naive?

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However it's farmed (and it is usually cruelly), rearing animals purely so we can wear their skins is morally wrong. As Apc says, we have plenty of man made materials that keep us warm without exploiting poor, defenceless animals.
18:56 Fri 06th Nov 2020
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Sorry, didn't see this is already in news.
Shocking.
Rumour has it they also breed pigs for bacon
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LOL^^^^
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I don't see producing food to be a problem. Fur coats are a different matter!
Well, thanks for defining your naivety.
I didn't think so called civilised countries practiced this type of thing, China yes, Denmark no. You are not naïve Apc. I was shocked to read about this.
From Wikipedia:

"Most of the world's farmed fur is produced by European farmers. There are 5,000 fur farms in the EU, all located across 22 countries; these areas of production collectively account for 50% of the global production of farmed fur. The EU accounts for 63% of global mink production and 70% of fox production. Denmark is the leading mink-producing country, accounting for approximately 28% of world production. The top three fur producers are Denmark, Poland and China. Finland is the largest United States supplier of fox pelts. The United States is a major exporter of fur skins. Major export markets include China, Russia, Canada, and the EU. Exports to Asia as a share of total exports grew from 22% in 1998 to 47% in 2002. China is the largest importer of fur pelts in the world and the largest exporter of finished fur products.

Fur farming is banned in Austria, Croatia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic (effective in 2019) and Norway (effective from 1 February 2025). In Switzerland, the regulations for fur farming are very strict, with the result that there are no fur farms. Some other countries have a ban on fur farming of certain types of animals"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur_farming
I dint see that fur farming is essentially any better or worse than rearing animals for food.
Hunting endangered species for any reason is a different matter.
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Makes me very proud to be British Chris and very glad we are not part of the EU. And to think that people were worried before Brexit that Brexit might mean an end to EU animal rights regulations.
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Thank you IluvMargie
depends how its farmed....the conditions under which mink are kept are horrendous...basically battery reared in wire cages.
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I don't think in this day and age that animal fur products are a necessity. The variety of materials used to keep warm are far more practical and efficient than animal fur. Chris's post is an eye opener for me.
Well I agree it’s horrible and I’m glad we don’t do it but while I’m no vegetarian I can’t help thinking of all the other things we farm animals to death for
I'm shocked too. I'm booked to go to Copenhagen in July and I've done a bit of research into the place but I didn't know anything about this.
However it's farmed (and it is usually cruelly), rearing animals purely so we can wear their skins is morally wrong. As Apc says, we have plenty of man made materials that keep us warm without exploiting poor, defenceless animals.
*** electrocuted to kill them, the same with foxes.
electrocuted up the bottom ^
people still wear mink, reminds of my old mum, had this wrap thing round her neck for special ocassions, still had a head on it..
different times, remember dad bought her a mink coat, anniversary
or something, she put it in the wardrobe in a garment bag..stayed there for years...odd.
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I am ashamed to say I had a rabbit fur coat back in the 60/70 s when they were fashionable with the young and trendy. Shame on me.

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