Fur farming becomes illegal in Serbia
Fur farming has been banned in Serbia as of January 1.Source: Tanjug
Pursuant to the Animal Welfare Act, the ban concerns breeding, keeping, importing and slaughtering of animals for fur and skin production, Tanjug is reporting.
According to the register of the Veterinary Administration, there were 16 fur farms in Serbia before the ban took effect on the first day of this year.
The Ministry of Agriculture said the act, passed as early as 2009, bans keeping, breeding, importing, exporting and killing of animals for the sole purpose of fur and skin production.
Fines for violating the ban vary between 100,000 and one million Serbian dinars.
According to figures released by an animal rights organization, over 12,000 chinchillas were slaughtered for fur in Serbia every year.