The Fur-Bearers’ petition to end fur farming in British Columbia has made its way to the chamber of the BC Legislature. On April 6, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, Susie Chant, presented the petition in the legislature and circulated it to all MLAs. It garnered 5819 signatures from British Columbians across the province!
The petition was circulated last year and outlines the impacts that fur farming has on animals, the environment, and public health. It calls on the government to prohibit fur farming – for all species. In November 2021, the BC government introduced a ban on mink farming. However, there still is a chinchilla fur farm in operation and the farming of other animals for their fur (chinchillas, foxes, martens, fishers, and nutrias) is still legally permitted in the province. The petition sends a message to the government to finally put an end to fur farming in British Columbia.
We thank MLA Susie Chant for presenting the petition and to everyone who signed and shared it. Your voice truely does make a difference for animals. All MLAs, including the Minister of Agriculture, have received a copy of the petition to consider the matter. If you signed the petition, follow up with your MLA to ask for their support in championing this petition and advocate for a ban on fur farming in BC. We will post any updates as we recieve them.