VIDEO: People Behind Fur – Meet the Dressers & Dyers
Oct 21 2020 - Taking about fur is not only talking about farming, selling or dressing. It is talking about a long chain made of people, made of passion, of experience and history. This is what makes fur special, says Roberto. He used to work in finances, but left his career to start working in a dressing and dyeing company in Italy. What made him leave a career to become a dresser of fur? Is he happy with the choices he made, and how difficult is it to work with your family? Check out the story of Roberto Tadini and get to know the people behind fur. For more stories like this head to PEOPLE BEHIND FUR
Fur Europe issues guidelines as mink test positive for COVID-19
Apr 26 2020 - Three mink on a Dutch mink farm have tested positive for COVID-19, and a second Dutch farm is assumed to be infected with COVID-19 as well. Dutch authorities said COVID-19 most likely have been transmitted from farm employees to animals. One employee has been tested positive, while others have shown symptoms of COVID-19. 'Dutch authorities also stressed that transmission risk from animals to humans is considered negligible. 'Human to human' remains the driving for the spread of COVID-19. The Dutch authorities are now taking blood samples from animals on the farms in question in order to test for anti-bodies and measure the spread of the virus within the farms in question. The information gathered can also be important for human epidemiological knowledge. Fur Europe has immediately issued advice and guidelines to members in all mink producing countries. Update: Following the first findings, mink on four farms, all in the same area, have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of diseased animals remain very low: "Only a few mink showed symptoms of the disease on the farms. The mink are kept in separate pens, which means that there is little to no contact between the animals. It appears to be an acute outbreak, where the farms quickly overcome the peak of the disease. The chance that mink will function as a reservoir of the virus appears to be small," Dutch experts from Waagenen University explain in a Q&A.