From top: a caged Mink; Pamela Anderson in Dublin in 2006
The cabinet is expected to approve a bill banning fur farming in Ireland at their meeting currently underway.
John Carmody founder of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), who worked on the campaign to ban fur farming in Ireland for over twenty years, said:
“We said fur farming was cruel and wrong back in the 1990s when it was unpopular to do so, when politicians told us we were wrong and today they are joining the progressive calls to finally end this vile trade in early 2022.
“Because of protests, public education and most importantly the consumer turning their backs on fur, today high street stores and shops stock mainly vegan alternatives showing the future is one without suffering and cruelty.
“But now fur and leather need to go, and any other skin that comes from a sentient animal. A big shout out to Pamela Anderson and Anjelica Huston who reached out to government showing what celebrities and those with platforms can do for a cause.”