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Ministry to add species to hunters’ kill list

Ministry to add species to hunters’ kill list | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry wants to add a number of species to hunters’ hit lists – including endangered and protected animals.
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100s march against fur farming

100s march against fur farming | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
An estimated 400-500 people took part in a march in Helsinki on Tuesday appealing to MPs to approve a citizens' initiative to ban fur farming a day before it comes up for debate in Parliament.
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No Justice for Animals

No Justice for Animals | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Instead of charging a single pig factory farmer with cruelty to animals, Finnish authorities are prosecuting the two activists who made the undercover videos, which were exposed to the public.
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New films show continued negligence on pig farms

New films show continued negligence on pig farms | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
New videos shot in secret by animal rights activists on 16 farms and released on Monday have again exposed poor conditions for animals in the pig-farming industry.
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Pig farm activists face damages of 175,000 euros

Pig farm activists face damages of 175,000 euros | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Four animal rights activists are facing charges of aggravated defamation over secret filming at pig farms in 2009. The total sum of compensation claims runs to 175,000 euros.
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Nearly half of Finns want stricter controls in fur farming

Most of those polled on fur farming by the daily Maaseudun Tulevaisuus said they would not buy or use fur clothing in the future. However, only a fifth of Finns want a full ban on fur production.
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New films show continued negligence on pig farms

New films show continued negligence on pig farms | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
New videos shot in secret by animal rights activists on 16 farms and released on Monday have again exposed poor conditions for animals in the pig-farming industry.
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Activists Push for End to Fur Farming

Activists Push for End to Fur Farming | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
The animal rights group Animalia has called for the establishment of an official working group to map out an end to fur farming in Finland. Animalia would like to see all fur farms in the country closed down no later than by 2025.
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Finlandtoday.fi | Finnish News | News in English

Finlandtoday.fi | Finnish News | News in English | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Finland Today brings you the latest Finnish news in English with high journalistic standards.
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Pig farms filming case goes to appeal

Pig farms filming case goes to appeal | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
The Turku Court of Appeal on Tuesday began proceedings in the case of a group of anti-pig farming activists who filmed unauthorized footage inside pig farms in 2009.
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Activists show pig carcasses in central Helsinki

Activists show pig carcasses in central Helsinki | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Oikeutta Eläimille ("Justice for Animals") activists displayed dead piglets by 'The Three Smiths' statue in central Helsinki on Wednesday. The stunt aimed to draw attention to poor conditions at pork farms.
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Animal rights activists cleared over pig farm filming

Animal rights activists cleared over pig farm filming | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Finland Proper District Court has rejected most of the charges against animal rights activists who secretly filmed the conditions at several pig farms.
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Lawmakers to consider anti-fur farming citizens' initiative

Lawmakers to consider anti-fur farming citizens' initiative | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Left Alliance MP Aino-Kaisa Pekonen speculated that anti-fur farming sentiment has now taken root in Finland. Christian Democrat parliamentarian Peter Östman countered that support for the movement is merely transient.
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MPs to consider fur-farming petition

MPs to consider fur-farming petition | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
A citizens’ initiative calling for a phase-out of fur farming will be submitted to Parliament before year’s end.
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Anti-Fur Farming Protest

Anti-Fur Farming Protest | Animal Rights in Finland | Scoop.it
Around 200 people gathered in the centre of Helsinki on Wednesday to protest fur farming. The demonstration, organized by animal activist and environmental groups, called on Parliament to ban fur farming in Finland.
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