On December 20, 2016 the Dutch court upheld the ban on mink farming in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands has 160 fur farms and is the fourth biggest fur farming country in the world, after China, Denmark and Poland.
This has been a long legal battle with fur farmers and sadly for the animals there is a phase out period, meaning the ban will only take full effect in 2024.
Nevertheless, this is another step towards ending the global trade in fur.
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