It does pay off to open your doors

May 15, 2013 by Mille Merrild

On Sunday the 12th of May, ten Danish fur breeders opened up their mink farms to the public and I went and visited one of those farms. Even though I have worked with mink before and know about the daily life of the farm pretty well, I still feel that there’s something very special about the first time you are visiting a new farm. The farm I visited in Denmark is placed on the west coast of Jutland and Jens … Continue reading

I don’t think a “fuck you” has ever started a healthy debate

April 22, 2013 by Mille Merrild

Well, my guess is that at some point between Saturday night and Sunday morning, someone posted the facebook page of European Fur Breeders’ Association on an animal rights forum and encouraged others to go on the page and join in with their opinion. At least, that is how I am imagining the whole thing going down because I woke up Sunday morning to at least 15 notifications on my facebook and it turned out to be, let’s say, not so … Continue reading

Think twice – you are welcome to hate us afterwards

April 5, 2013 by Mick Madsen

60% of the Europeans believe fur farming in Europe should be banned, and that is just about a fair reason why this blog is needed. One thing is all the good people (I know quite a few of them) who will lose their livelihood if fur farming in Europe is shut down. But more importantly, way too many Europeans base their opinion about fur and fur farming in Europe on wrong assumptions about the industry. For instance, a recent survey … Continue reading