Norwegian Fur Breeder’s Association Press Release
April 21, 2009 – The Labour party still supports Norwegian fur farming, and we’re pleased that the largest political party in Norway has faith in our industry, says Odd Harald Nordsveen, chairman of the board in the Norwegian Fur Breeders’ Association. The annual convention of the Labour party has just voted in favour of maintaining fur farming, and against a gradual phasing out of fur breeding in Norway.
The future now looks bright for us. An extensive effort has been made to improve the welfare of our animals over the past few years, and today Norway is one of the leading fur nations as far as animal welfare is concerned.
The fur farming industry gives considerable employment, productivity and tax revenue to areas where jobs are hard to come by, and returns a substantial financial contribution to the Norwegian society. I guarantee that we will continue to improve, and increase the competency in our members, says Odd Harald Nordsveen.
The resolution made by the Labour party proves that the party believes in our industry, now as before, and that they want fur farming to be part of the “living agriculture” they support. Fur farming is a traditional industry in Norway, and our products are in high demand on the international market, especially among costumers who appreciate an ethical production, states chairman of the Norwegian Fur Breeders’ Association, Odd Harald Nordsveen.