(a guide to the stupid things the fur trade says)
Redmond O’Hanlon is a former Irish fur farmer who spoke to the Irish Mirror about the campaign to ban fur farming in Ireland.
Employing breathtaking analysis of a fur-free movement that has seen many European countries ban fur farming and the biggest fashion houses ditch real fur, Mr O’Hanlon identified the greatest adversary of the fur trade..
Mr O’Hanlon’s arguments were so compelling that the government confirmed within days that it was changing its policy to support a ban on fur farming in Ireland.
Introducing our new series, called ‘FurBalls’, where we will be chronicling the many varied, staggering, indeed shockingly stupid things uttered by fur trade apologists. Believe us, there’s a lot.
While it’s good to laugh, we can’t forget that these people are involved in an industry and trade that is responsible for the terrible suffering and deaths of millions upon millions of innocent animals every year. Why? Simply for the whims of fashion. It’s cruel and unnecessary.