Dutch news sources are confirming that the Supreme Court has ruled against a lower court that agreed with mink farmers who believed their human rights were being violated by the legislation that would phase out all fur farms over an 11-year period.
“The ban on fur farming was introduced in the Netherlands in 2013 and included an 11-year changeover period,” explains English-language news site DutchNews.nl. “In 2014 a lower court found in favour of fur farmers who are furious at being ordered to shut down their companies without compensation.”
A government appeal of that decision was successful, and the fur farmers failed to have it overturned at the Supreme Court – making the 2024 end date of fur farming in the Netherlands absolute law.
“TheSupreme Court,unlike theAdvocateGeneral, considers that … mink holders can recoup their investment during the transition period.This judgment of thecourtbecomes final,” reads a translated version of the decision.
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