The petition has received much international attention on social media. Many societies and organizations have given their support for the ban by sharing the petition in Facebook and Twitter (e.g. Care for the Wild International, VGT, NOAH, L214 Ethique et Animaux, Animal Defenders International, Bont Voor Dieren, Djurens Rätt as well as Germany's, Switzerland's, Netherland's and Australia's animal parties).
Thousands of signers have also left a message to Finland's Parliament. Below are three of them:
Mrs., Netherlands: "Please stop farming for fur! There is no need for people to wear animal skin, just for pleasure and luxury! I hope this soon will come to an end for the sake of animal welfare. In the Netherlands designers made a statement; no fur anymore! Hope the rest of the world will follow soon."
Mrs., United States: "Finland, It's barbaric what you are doing to innocent animals, just so that you can make money off their backs ... Literally!! I was under the impression that Finland was a country that cared for all humans and animals alike. Now it appears to me that it's money hungry, and ignorant to the cries of your own country!! Please stop this cruel and barbaric treatment of God's creatures!!"
Unknown, Switzerland: "Respect for life! No need fur of animals, industries do good clothes without blood!"
Here's a link to the petition. Here's where you can read more information: here, here and here, and a 2013 article from YLE.