Fur farming to be banned in Latvia as of 2028

As of 2028, farming of animals will be prohibited in Latvia if its sole or main purpose is obtaining fur, according to the amendments to the Animal Protection Law, supported by the Saeima in the final reading on September 22.

The changes initially envisaged the introduction of a ban from 2026, but the deadline was postponed for two years.

The current deadline is set to allow entrepreneurs to refocus their business so the state does not have to pay compensation.

The changes don't ban fur obtaining from hunting, or fur trading.

Several protests took place in the past, requesting the banning of fur farms in Latvia. Also on Thursday, September 22, a picket organized by the association “Animal Freedom” is taking place at the Saeima, expressing support for animal protection and a ban on fur farming in Latvia.

 

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