Shut down the 90 fur farms in Greece!

In addition to world-famous fur giants such as Denmark and Poland, Greece also operates around 90 active mink farms.
Given the significant health risks associated with COVID-19 outbreaks on mink farms, fur farming is receiving a lot of attention right now.

On November 16, 2020, the Greek Ministry for Rural Development and Food announced that minks had tested positive for the coronavirus on a fur farm in the Kozani area- in the north of the country.

Minks in Kastoria-Greece

As in November 2020 in Denmark, as a precautionary measure, all 2,500 minks were tortured and their bodies burned on the Greek farm.

The Greek fur industry has been in decline for years

The fur industry in Greece is clearly feeling the decline in global demand for fur products.
2018 data from the Greek statistical agency shows a visible decline in Greek fur exports.

Nevertheless, thousands of mink are still locked in tiny lattice cages and gassed at the young age of six months.

The fur is not a cultural heritage

To prevent the downfall of the cruel industry, the Association of the Greek Fur Industry submitted an application for recognition of fur production in the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage in 2016.

The aim of such an inclusion in the state inventory is the possibility of being able to describe the peeled animal skins as a kind of art form.

Mink-Kastoria

It is time for the Greek Parliament to ban this dying industry, with all the pain and suffering it causes, once and for all.

You too can help save hundreds of thousands of animals from a cruel death.

Animals still suffer on over 90 fur farms in Greece. Write to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis now and demand an end to all Greek fur farming!

Take action and ban fur farming in Greece!

Online Petition (text)…

Griechische Pelzfarmen sofort schließen – unterschreiben Sie jetzt!

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/12/19/shut-down-the-90-fur-farms-in-greece/

 

And I mean…” Closed due to the pandemic”. The sign on the door of the fur shops in Greece in three languages – Greek, Russian and English – posted a few weeks ago, for the second time this year, is probably unnecessary, as there are no potential buyers due to lockdown.

Why should it be any different in Greek fur farms than in Denmark or the Netherlands?

Corona has also attacked 2,500 animals there and, as in other countries, genocide will be the “solution”, and the Greek fur farm owners have already wiped out 2,500 creatures!

Another 5,000 animals in one of the four farms are likely to be killed, as several of the mink have already died there,

More than 1 million fur animals live and suffer on Greek farms.

The annual turnover was 250 million euros until 2019, this year it has dropped to 5 million. Many companies in northern Greece that used to benefit from fur animals are now closed.

But not only due to Corona.
The fur industry is taking its last breath, internationally.
Fur has no future, nor does fur production in Greece

More than 90% of fur-exports from Greece go to Russia.
But since 2014 -15 this is no longer the case.

Because on the one hand, Russia is strengthening the internal production of fur, which however is not enough.
On the other hand, China is now Russia`s main supplier of fur.

But the Greek government does not want to see the truth. While the collapse of the fur-sector, a sector that is coming to an end at a very fast pace, is a global reality including Greece, the Minister of Agriculture Development announces support of 3 million for the fur breeders sector.

Those who are involved in the fur-breeding industry often cite a number of “arguments” to justify the abuse of live and sentient animals.

“breeding furs is exactly the same as raising chickens, sheep, or cows.”

Correct!
But that’s the same absurd logic if we were to acquit a murderer because so many other people commit crimes too.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

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