Fianna Fáil urged to back a ban on Ireland’s cruel fur farming

27 Aug


Please join us in urging Micheal Martin and Fianna Fáil to follow the Green Party, Sinn Fein, Labour Party, Independents 4 Change and the Social Democrats in pledging support for Solidarity’s upcoming Prohibition of Fur Farming 2018 bill.

Fianna Fail has in the past backed a fur farm ban. In coalition with the Green Party, it agreed in 2009 to a 3-year phase-out; however, due to the collapse of that government, this ban unfortunately never materialised.

Earlier this month, Willie O’Dea TD (Fianna Fail, Limerick City), said the party will review Solidarity’s bill when it is published, stating “I understand your concerns regarding the practices of fur farming.” Seán Haughey TD (Fianna Fail, Dublin Bay North) has previously asked the Minister for Agriculture “if he will consider revoking licences” for fur farming. In 2013, Stephen Donnelly TD (former Social Democrats TD and now Fianna Fail) supported an amendment to the Animal Health and Welfare Bill which sought to outlaw fur farming. In 2011, Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy (Longford Westmeath) asked the Minister for Agriculture “his plans to include a ban on fur farming [in animal welfare legislation]”.

On Ireland’s three remaining fur farms, tens of thousands of mink are permanently caged and at six months of age, they are pulled from the cages and poisoned to death with Carbon Monoxide before the fur is pulled from their bones. It is time for Ireland to join the growing list of countries in the EU and around the world which have already banned fur farming.


Urge Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin, to pledge support for a long overdue ban on fur farming.

Tel: 021-432 0088 (Constituency Office) OR 01–618 3000 (Leinster House)
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Sign and share our petition – Ban fur farming in Ireland

Please contact all your local TDs and urge them to support Solidarity’s bill. Contact details for TDs can be found at

Email “Please support a ban on cruel fur farming” to Fine Gael:,

Find out more about Solidarity’s Bill at

Join us in urging Minister Michael Creed and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to ban fur farming.

Email “Ban fur farming NOW” to,,,

Tel: +353 (0)1 6194000 (Leo Varadkar)
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510 (Michael Creed)
Tweet: @campaignforleo @creedcnw Ban fur farming NOW
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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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