The news just broke that The Netherlands decided to officially quit all fur farming. Thus, the country's Senate has agreed to pass a legislation that is to put an end to the mink fur industry in this part of the world.
Seeing how roughly 6 million minks are killed in this country on a yearly basis in order to provide for the fur industry, this comes as good news indeed.
WSPA explains that the farming of foxes and chinchillas was outlawed in the Netherlands back in the 1990s, and now that mink farming is also to no longer be allowed, the country can be applauded for its efforts to put animal cruelty behind it.
More so given the fact that the decision to ban fur farming was one based first and foremost on reasons having to do with ethics and moral behavior.
It is expected that this ban will come in effect on January 1, 2024.