Italy Bans Fur Farms

The Italian Senate voted to approve an amendment that will close the country’s mink farms. The vote was ratified by Parliament and took effect on January 1, 2022. It means that Italy—home to Milan, the capital of fashion—joins the long and ever-growing list of countries that have passed legislation banning this cruel industry. Through the years, PETA U.K. has published opinion pieces in prominent publications, plastered Rome and Milan with billboards, and staged eye-catching demonstrations to spread the anti-fur message far and wide, enlisting the help of celebrities such as Rosita Celentano and Elisabetta Canalis.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind