Fianna Fail will review upcoming bill to ban fur farming

2 Aug

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Limerick City TD, Willie O’Dea, has said that Fianna Fáil will review an upcoming bill which aims to ban fur farming in Ireland.

Deputy O’Dea – Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Social Protection – stated in an email: “I understand your concerns regarding the practices of fur farming.”

Referring to Solidarity’s “Fur Farm Prohibition Bill 2018” which is due to be published in September, he outlined that his party will review the bill and “our Frontbench will then make a final decision on the specific legislation.”

Fianna Fáil has previously backed an end to fur farming. In a coalition government with the Green Party, it agreed in 2009 to a ban. A 3-year phase-out of fur farming was included in the Green Party/Fianna Fáil programme for government. However, due to the government subsequently collapsing, this ban unfortunately never materialised.

Last year, Fianna Fáil TD and former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Seán Haughey (Dublin Bay North) asked the Minister for Agriculture “if he will consider revoking licences” for fur farming.

ACTION ALERT

Please contact your TDs and urge them to support Solidarity’s upcoming Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018. Contact details for TDs can be found at https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/tds/?term=/ie/oireachtas/house/dail/32

Email “Please support a ban on cruel fur farming” to Sinn Fein, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael:
admin@sinnfein.ie, MaryLou.McDonald@oireachtas.ie, info@fiannafail.ie, micheal.martin@oireachtas.ie, finegael@finegael.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie

More party contact details – http://www.banbloodsports.com/parties.htm

Find out more about Solidarity’s Bill at

Join us in urging Minister Michael Creed and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to put in place a long overdue ban on fur farming.

Email “Ban fur farming NOW” to Leo.Varadkar@oir.ie, michael.creed@oir.ie, taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, AnimalHealthAndWelfareAct@agriculture.gov.ie

Tel: +353 (0)1 6194000 (Leo Varadkar)
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510 (Michael Creed)
Tweet: @campaignforleo @creedcnw Ban fur farming NOW
Comment on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/
https://www.facebook.com/michaelcreedtd

Sign and share our petition – Ban fur farming in Ireland
https://www.change.org/petitions/ban-fur-farming-in-ireland-please-sign-and-share-our-petition

VIDEOS

ICABS footage – Victims of Ireland’s cruel far farming

NARA footage showing caged mink in a fur farm in Donegal

Mink pulled from cages and thrown into gassing box

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