Moscow State Veterinary Academy has developed scientifically grounded rules for keeping and breeding farmed fur animals in Russia that meet European standards. This work forms the basis of IFF's global projects, such as Furmark and Welfur in Eurasia Region and will be used for farming certification in Russia and Belorussia.
The rules are developed in accordance with the Terms of Reference for the implementation of scientific research projects on the development of scientifically grounded rules for keeping and breeding farmed fur animals in Russia, that meet the requirements of the Recommendations of the Council of Europe's Standing Committee on compliance with the European Convention for the protection of Animals on fur farms on modern stage. The work carried out by the Non-Profit Organization "Russian Fur Union" and with the support of the International Fur Federation.
When preparing the Rules were used the results of monitoring the conditions of keeping and breeding farmed fur animals in Russian, the materials of experimental studies, normative and technical documents.
The rules include all types of fur animals bred in Russia, including sable.
As part of the work, was developed a protocol for assessing the welfare of animals at fur farms of Russia.
Organizations interested in getting the copy of the Rules please contact RFU.