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.”
Cabinet to approve bill banning fur farming in Ireland (Highland Radio)
An anti fur farming protest in Dublin in 2005
Further to reports Ireland will finally ban fur farming in 2022…
“Animal rights campaigners welcome this long-awaited decision which was hard fought by compassionate people for years who rolled up their sleeves, exposed the suffering on fur farms and brought the country around to why it’s never fair nor right to kill animals for their skins.
“Ireland has truly become a more progressive nation for animals’ rights and we now urge authorities to work towards banning fur sales nationwide whilst considering moves to end the trade in leather and wool too.”
Animal rights activist John Carmody, who helped to lead the national campaign by the Animal Rights Action Network to ban fur farming dating back to the mid-1990s.
Memo on prohibition of fur farming set to go before Cabinet (RTÉ)
Protestors from animal rights group ARAN outside the Department of Agriculture this afternoon demanding the minister, Simon Coveney, to ensure that Ireland honours its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)