Report suggests Ireland could be set to ban fur farming

Reports suggest Ireland could be about to ban fur farming across the country.

The Irish Examiner claims Agriculture Minister Michael Creed will bring forward proposals to the government this week with Irish broadcaster RTÉ reporting the Cabinet will hear plans today.

Ruth Coppinger, a member of an opposition part in parliament had put forward a bill to end fur farming, which is, or was, due to be debated in early July.

Ireland currently has three fur farms in Donegal, Kerry and Laois. The proposals would see each closed, although discussions are at an early stage.

14 other EU member states have already banned the farming of mink and other wild animals.

While New York City Council is currently discussing proposals to ban the sale of new fur, something which has already happened in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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