The Fur Free Alliance welcomes the news that legislation banning fur farming in the Republic of Ireland has passed the final stages of the parliamentary process. The Fur-Bearers are a member organization of the Fur Free Alliance. Having completed its passage through the Dáil (House of Representatives) in early 2022, the Bill completed its final stage in the Seanad (Senate) on the evening of Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Ireland becomes the most recent country to ban fur farming, after similar moves in France, Italy and Estonia in 2021. The three remaining fur farms are expected to close this year.
Successive governments had pledged to ban fur farming in Ireland after a campaign co-led by Fur Free Alliance member Respect for Animals and the Irish. This particular legislation has been anticipated for some time, forming a key part of the programme for government agreement, and was listed as a priority bill when the 2021 legislative programme was published.
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