According to the recent poll, over half or 58 percent of the Estonian population is either “rather” or “definitely” against raising and killing animals in farms for the purpose of producing fur.
30 percent of the respondents support such activities “rather” or “definitely”, whereby the percentage of those, who “definitely” support raising and killing animals for fur is only 8, compared to the 38 percent of the Estonian population who is “definitely” against such activities.
“Based on the poll that was carried out in the end of November, it is now possible to say that the position of the Estonian population about fur farms has not changed since March – there are still much more of those, who do not support the activity,” Kristina Mering, project manager of the Estonian animal advocacy organization Loomus, said. “The fact that a similar poll, which was carried out in spring by a different market research company, gave the same results, shows the objectivity and legitimacy of the outcome,” Mering added.
According to the poll that was carried out by the Saar Poll LLC social and market research provider in March this year, 59 percent of the Estonian population does not support raising wild animals on fur farms with the sole purpose of producing fur. Most of the Estonian population (81 percent) found that fur farming activities, as they currently appear in Estonia, are not justified.
The repeated, face-to-face national poll among 553 people in age 15-75+ was carried out by the market research company TNS Emor during November 19 to 26, 2014.