Η ανάγκη για τη διαχείριση της υγείας των ανθρώπων και των ζώων στο πλαίσιο της «Ενιαίας Υγείας» επιβεβαιώνεται όλο και πιο συχνά τα τελευταία χρόνια.
In the years of Covid-19, in the spotlight of the furry farm animals and especially the mink.
Is their breeding "barbaric"?;
Some data, away from fakenews….
– It is a branch of the country's animal production.
– They are mainly an exportable product and benefit the country's economy.
– The breeding process is guided by the guidelines of the European protocol "WelFur" which was developed by independent scientists from seven European Universities and the fur farms are evaluated by an independent third member and certified for the breeding process.
It is universally applied throughout Europe and is a prerequisite for placing the produced furskins in European auctions.
The "WelFur" program is based exclusively on the Principles and Methodology of the European Commission's Quality of Prosperity project and has been approved in the European Commission's database for self-regulation.
It is the first and only animal welfare program received in the self-regulatory database and requires testing against transparency principles., reliability, of good faith, monitoring, continuous improvement and participation.
In addition, in order for a breeding to enter the “WelFur Certification” process, it must first meet the Industry Standard “IndustryStandarsforMink” approved by the Board of Directors of Fur Europe.
– Clearly no animals are slaughtered, because this would create an obstacle to the further processing of the fur.
Instead the killing is done by euthanasia according to the European Regulations of the Council and specifically "CouncilRegulation (EC) NO 1099/2009 »This Regulation establishes rules for the killing of animals bred for food production, ερίου, fur or other products, as well as for the killing of animals in order to weaken the respective population and other related activities.
– It is one of the few animal production sectors where sustainability and sustainability are really applied.
Their food is based exclusively on animal by-products and is not competitive with human nutrition.
At the end of the production process what is left ,used as a rendering raw material and for energy recovery (biogas etc.).
Consequently, the environmental footprint of the farm is minimized.
Waste reduction, Longevity and reuse are key solutions for environmental sustainability and no other textile goes perfectly with natural fur.
Fur clothing products, from natural fur, are used for an extremely long time and it is common practice to redesign and reuse especially in the wider area of Kastoria and Siatista with the intense activity of the historical art of Fur Making.
By itself, natural fur is a renewable resource that never runs out, but it will be biodegradated and enter the biological cycle of nature.
Natural fur is the "slowandlonglastingfashion" (slow and timeless fashion) as an alternative to modern buy and throwaway culture (purchase and disposal) synthetic and plastic petroleum products and therefore a good choice for fashion consumers interested in sustainability.
– Food for thought in the industry of production of synthetic and plastic products child labor in third countries contrary to the required specialized knowledge and technique of fishermen ,fur processing techniques, designers and all those involved in the fur product line.
Above all, health, but …
Anastasakis Christos Veterinarian
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