Last Autumn, the Solidarity Party presented a Bill to ban fur farming before the Dail.
The Bill will be debated and voted on in early July 2019.
The ‘Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018’ was submitted by Ruth Coppinger TD, who said:
“We believe this is something that’s really important for the welfare of animals. Mink are farmed in Ireland and these are actually meant to be wild, untamed animals – not put in confined spaces, certainly not farmed. They suffer from this practice enormously. We want to send a message globally that Ireland shouldn’t be a laggard in terms of animal rights and animal welfare as it has been in many other situations. We also want to dent the fur trade as well. So we are asking people to really get behind our bill over the summer and to contact their TDs to support it.”
Respect for Animals is working with Irish campaign groups and politicians ahead of the vote.
Did you know?
- Countries around Europe have either banned or are looking to ban fur farming
- A recent opinion poll found that 80% of Irish people support a ban on fur farming
- Veterinary Ireland recently examined fur farming in Ireland and sensationally recommended ‘an immediate ban on the farming of mink, and other wild animals, for the production of fur.’
Help us persuade Irish politicians to back the ban on fur farming.
Please add your details below to sign our letter to the Irish Ambassador, urging Ireland to ban fur farming: