(16 March 2022) – Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Fur Free Europe’.
The organisers of the initiative, Eurogroup for Animals, call on the Commission to introduce an EU-wide ban on keeping and killing animals for the purpose of fur production.
They also ask for a ban on placing such fur and products containing it on the EU market.
Following today’s registration, the organisers can start collecting signatures. If a European Citizens’ Initiative receives one million statements of support within one year from at least seven different Member States, the Commission will have to react. The Commission could decide either to take the request forward or not, and will be required to explain its reasoning.