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Greece Now Has Legions of Coronavirus Infected Minks

Covid-19 has now been detected in thousands of minks at a farm in northern Greece, according to an Agriculture Ministry official's statement on Friday. The testing of the animals was spurred by the discovery just days ago of the virus...

Fur Farming in Greece: Cruelty or Commerce?

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Earlier this summer Greek Reporter told how Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports had turned down the domestic fur industry’s proposal to join an international cultural heritage list. The approach was dismissed unanimously, since fur farming is not...

Moscow Times: Greek Fur Industry Suffers From Russian Sanctions

“Greece's fur coat industry, suffering from a drought of Russian buyers, is terrified that the sanction tit-for-tat between Moscow and the West over Ukraine could destroy its business altogether,” reported a recent Moscow Times article. Despite its hot Mediterranean climate, Greece sold 136,446 fur coats -...

This Town Could Die from the Russian Import Embargo to Greece

A long-lasting Russian embargo on Greek fur products could destroy the beautiful town of Kastoria, an international centre of fur trade in Northern Greece. "The town's economy depends on Russian clients who buy 80% of its production," warns the Greek Furriers Association in a letter to the Greek...