Oikeutta eläimille

Oikeutta eläimille
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]


  1. ^ a b "Shocking Pictures Emerge from Finnish Fur Farms". YLE. 17 February 2011. http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/02/shocking_pictures_emerge_from_finnish_fur_farms_2372994.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mikä on Oikeutta Eläimille?" (in Finnish). Oikeutta eläimille. http://www.oikeuttaelaimille.net/www2/lang-fi/esittely/oikeutta-elaeimille-yhdistys. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Police to investigate reports of serious animal cruelty at Finnish farms". Helsingin Sanomat. 30 November 2007. http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Police+to+investigate+reports+of+serious+animal+cruelty+at+Finnish+farms/1135232235980. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Finnish government funded pig farmers' marketing campaign". Helsinki Times. 17 December 2009. http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/domestic-news/politics/9280-finnish-government-funded-pig-farmers-marketing-campaign-yle-.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Animal rights groups to stage anti-fur demos at nine Finnish embassies". Helsinki Times. 26 February 2010. http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/domestic-news/politics/10037-animal-rights-groups-to-stage-anti-fur-demos-at-nine-finnish-embassies-.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Finnish animal rights group reports seven fur farms to police". Helsinki Times. 19 February 2010. http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/domestic-news/general/9962-finnish-animal-rights-group-reports-seven-fur-farms-to-police-.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Oikeutta Eläimille -yhdistys jättää rikosilmoituksia turkistarhoista" (in Finnish). MTV3. 19 February 2010. http://www.mtv3.fi/uutiset/kotimaa.shtml/2010/02/1060632/oikeutta-elaimille--yhdistys-jattaa-rikosilmoituksia-turkistarhoista. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 

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