Oikeutta eläimille

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One of several photographs Oikeutta eläimille published in February 2011.

Oikeutta eläimille ("Justice for Animals") is a Finnish animal rights organisation.[1] Founded in 1995, the group engages in lecturing, demonstrations, distributing flyers and other grassroots activism, as well as civil disobedience.[2] In recent years, the organisation has published photographs and videos from undercover investigations of Finnish pig, poultry and fur farms.[1][3] The images have been widely circulated in the Finnish media, sparking public outrage and calls for the resignation of the Minister of Agriculture, Sirkka-Liisa Anttila.[4][5] Oikeutta eläimille has also reported several fur farms to the police,[6] and urged Finland to follow the example of fellow Nordic countries Denmark and Sweden and ban fur farming.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Shocking Pictures Emerge from Finnish Fur Farms". YLE. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mikä on Oikeutta Eläimille?". Oikeutta eläimille (in Finnish). Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Police to investigate reports of serious animal cruelty at Finnish farms". Helsingin Sanomat. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Finnish government funded pig farmers' marketing campaign". Helsinki Times. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Animal rights groups to stage anti-fur demos at nine Finnish embassies". Helsinki Times. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Finnish animal rights group reports seven fur farms to police". Helsinki Times. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Oikeutta Eläimille -yhdistys jättää rikosilmoituksia turkistarhoista". MTV3 (in Finnish). 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 

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