Facts & Reports
The Ethical Case Against Fur Farming
A Statement by an international group of academics, including ethicists, philosophers and theologians.
'We believe that fur farming should be done away with... In short: a system of farming that inherently exposes animals to high levels of suffering for trivial ends cries out for abolitionist legislation.
We urge member States of the EU to give this matter their urgent attention.'
Respect for Animals commisioned an academic report investigating the ethical implications of fur farming, written by respected academic professor Andrew Linzey. Up to 70 leading ethicists, philosophers, theologians, authors and academics from 14 different countries have endorsed 'The Ethical Case Against Fur Farming'.
(Note: we are currently in the process of updating this document. For example, many EU countries discussed in the report have developed fur farming legislation. If you need any clarification on any content in the report, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)