Mink farms in Ireland will be shut down ‘by the end of the year’

Successive governments have pledged to ban fur farming in Ireland for some years now, after a campaign co-led by Respect for Animals. Finally, the government has confirmed that mink farming will be outlawed in Ireland by the end of the year. Banning fur farming is a part of the programme for government and was listed as a priority bill when the new year’s legislative programme was published. It is listed for
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Ireland: mink to be culled and not replaced after Covid-19 mink mutation

The Republic of Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer has advised the government to cull the mink on Ireland’s three mink farms, as a precautionary measure. The government intends to follow this advice.  Further, it is expected that the mink farmers will not be allowed to replace the animals, so it appears that fur farming is about to end. Official confirmation has not yet been issued but Respect for Animals understand that this
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France is to ban fur farming!

The French government has announced that it will ban fur farming in France, as the momentum of the fur-free campaign sweeps across Europe. There are currently four remaining fur farms in France. The government intends to phase out these farms by 2025. Recently, our Fur Free Alliance colleague at One Voice, revealed the conditions on the remaining French fur farms. The footage showed the scale of animal suffering on fur
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Ireland: fur farming ban included in Programme For Government document

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to form the next Irish government, with all three parties agreeing on a programme of government this afternoon. Respect for Animals is delighted that the document includes a firm commitment to end fur farming in Ireland as a matter of urgency. Once the document, known as “Our Shared Future,” is signed off by parliamentary members of each party, the next
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Update: Ireland’s fur farming ban

Respect for Animals has spoken to the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) about the progress of the proposed Bill to ban fur farming in Ireland. The Cabinet agreed in July last year to produce legislation to finally end fur farming in the country. This came after a strong campaign in which Respect for Animals was closely involved, along with animal protection groups NARA and ISPCA.
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‘Plausible’ that humans can be infected with coronavirus from fur farmed mink

It is plausible that there has been an infection of coronavirus from mink to humans, the Dutch Agriculture Minister has confirmed in a bombshell development. As previously reported, a number of fur farms in the Netherlands have been quarantined after coronavirus was detected in the animals. Fur farming is an intensive factory farm method of production, with animals kept in small cages in very close proximity. Now one of the
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History made as California fur ban becomes law

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, AB44, was authored by state assembly member Laura Friedman, and applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items made with fur. Those found breaking the law could face a
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Furballs 3

(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. Drawing on his own experiences as a fur farmer of 30 years, he explained that ‘mink were reared like our children’, which – given that fur farmed mink spend their whole lives in cramped, barren wire cages
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Ireland to ban fur farming

Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European union to ban fur farming after the country’s cabinet approved to phase-out fur farming. The bill is expected to be introduced into the Dáil, the Irish parliament, in September. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this campaign. You really have made a difference and helped prevent more unnecessary animal suffering. The Government has recently come under strong
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