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 / National Animal Rights Association