Together with a number of other animal welfare organisations, Fondation Franz Weber has launched an awareness and education campaign. Across Switzerland, a total of 2,500 posters can be seen throughout the year in three national languages.
Our campaign aims to shake up, inform and shock. We want to raise awareness of the tremendous suffering experienced by fur animals – people should know what they are wearing and how much blood comes with it.
The objective of our campaign is to increase people’s awareness of this issue and finally put a stop to wearing fur for good.
Furthermore, Fondation Franz Weber supports the collection of signatures for the petition “No import of fur products obtained through animal abuse”. The petition calls on the federal parliamentarians in Bern, Switzerland to support the motion 19.4425 submitted by Swiss National Councillor Matthias Aebischer for a ban on the import of fur products produced in a cruel manner. This is because the methods used abroad to hunt animals for fur (leghold traps, snares and killing traps) as well as the conditions under which they are kept (cramped cages with wire mesh floors) in commercial “fur farms” – from which 85% of the fur comes – clearly constitute animal cruelty according to the standards of the Swiss Animal Welfare Act.
Therefore, it is clear: Only a total ban on fur imports will prevent cruelly produced fur products from finding their way into Swiss shops. Sign this petition and help us spread the word!
- Online petition: “No import of fur products obtained through animal abuse” (in German, French, Italian)
- SRF documentary: “Fur from farms – The suffering of arctic fox and raccoon dog in Finland” (in Swiss-German)