Welfare Standards for fur farmed animals (WelFur)
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Summary of the initiative
Name of Private Regulator:Fur Europe
Objective(s):WelFur is the formal integration of animal welfare into production standards for three species of animals farmed for their fur: mink, silver foxes and blue foxes. The methods for welfare assessment are similar, but not identical, to those applied to animals farmed for other agricultural products (as described in the EU Welfare Quality® protocols).The main objective of WelFur is to check the level of animal welfare on European fur farms. This forms the basis for a solid certification programme to cover all European fur farms.