Government approves phasing out of fur farming in IrelandChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 26, 2019
Commenting on the Government decision, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. said that “There has been considerable international and societal debate about fur farming.
Ireland Minister Michael Creed
“Taking these considerations into account, it is considered timely to commence the phasing out of the industry in Ireland.”
The Government will now proceed to bring forward a Bill which will be drafted in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office.
The Government Bill will provide for a phased basis for the ban for existing operators.
Minister Creed went on to say “The Government Bill will make it illegal for any new fur farms to be established.
Phase out arrangements will be put in place for the small number of current operators to allow for an orderly wind down of the sector and to allow time for employees to find alternative opportunities.”
While a number of European countries have banned fur farming, the approach has generally been to allow a phase out period over a number of years. ■