Irish Fur Ban Proposed


At October's Dublin City Council's monthly meeting, Councillor Cieran Perry proposed our motion to ban the import and sale of real fur, in the jurisdiction of Dublin City.

Seconded by Cllr. Mannix Flynn, the motion passed successfully - with only one councillor voting against it! Unfortunately though, due to current trading laws, this motion will only have effect on fairs, markets, stalls and council-organised events - not individual shops or boutiques. However, this is still a wonderful achievement in our fight against the fur trade - and this is only the beginning of our country-wide campaign to get fur permanently out of Ireland in time for the fur farming ban.

We are already in discussions with other councils regarding fur import/sale bans, and once we have the majority of councils behind us, we will be bringing this to a governmental level and will campaign for a change in the trading laws concerning real fur.

Thank you so much to everyone who made tonight a success - the councillors received hundreds of emails from people all over the world about this issue, and we credit each and every one of you with this landslide victory for animals.

I'll be sending out action-alerts later on in the week regarding our next step in this campaign - let's keep the pressure on!

For a fur-free Ireland,

Laura Broxson

CAFT Ireland / National Animal Rights Association


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