The Ann Arbor, Michigan fur sale ban passed less than a year after an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in mink on a Michigan fur farm and the infection of a Michigan taxidermist with a COVID-19 variant found in mink. As it turns out, fur farming, so obviously unnecessary and so woefully cruel, plays a part in the global pandemic that threatens both humans and animals, with some 20 million mink killed in the aftermath of similar outbreaks on fur farms throughout the world.
- Ann Arbor’s ban on fur sales is part of a larger fight to save wildlife August 18, 2021
- ‘This is yesterday’s business.’ Fur sales ban gets Ann Arbor’s 10-0 final OK August 18, 2021
- Neiman Marcus Group will ditch fur July 17, 2021
- Israel becomes first country in the world to introduce “historic” ban on fur sales June 11, 2021
- Estonia Becomes 14th European Nation to Ban Fur Farming June 11, 2021