Fianna Fáil backs ban on Ireland's cruel fur farming
Jun 7, 2019 —
Fianna Fáil has announced that it is backing a ban on Ireland's cruel fur farming. In a statement published on the Fianna Fáil website today, the party's spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD stated: "The Fianna Fáil Frontbench and Parliamentary Party has agreed to back the proposal to introduce a ban on the farming of mink for the production of fur in Ireland." (See full statement below).
A big thank you to Fianna Fáil for adopting this compassionate stance and to everyone who appealed to the party to back a ban.
There is now MAJORITY SUPPORT in Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) for a ban on fur farming. Along with Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, Sinn Fein, Labour Party, Independents 4 Change, Social Democrats and a number of Independent TDs have all pledged support for the Solidarity party's Prohibition of Fur Farming bill (due for debate in the Dail on 2nd July, with a vote on 4th July).
Attention now turns to Fine Gael. Please contact Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar, today and urge him to announce a fur farming ban.
FIANNA FÁIL STATEMENT
Fianna Fáil Endorse Ban On Fur Farming In Ireland
7th June 2019
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has said that the Fianna Fáil Frontbench and Parliamentary Party has agreed to back the proposal to introduce a ban on the farming of mink for the production of fur in Ireland.
He commented, “There has been much public concern expressed around the welfare of animals farmed for fur in recent years. Over a dozen EU member States have prohibited the activity.
“In Ireland, the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) and recently, Veterinary Ireland, have also called for such a ban on animal welfare grounds.
“Following discussion with the party’s Frontbench and Parliamentary Party, these proposals have been backed by my colleagues. There was clear agreement that the government should immediately enter in consultation with stakeholders regarding the introduction of a ban on fur farming.
“We also agreed that the government must agree a compensation package for the remaining three fur establishments in the State. This precedent has taken place in other jurisdictions e.g. the UK, where this activity has been prohibited.
“Today, I have put a motion on the Dáil order paper calling for the government to introduce a ban along with a request for consultation with stakeholders and to bring forward a compensation package for operators.
“I am glad that my party is taking a pragmatic leadership role on this issue and look forward to seeing this policy carried through in the time ahead,” he concluded.
Thank Fianna Fáil for backing a ban on cruel fur farming.
Micheal Martin TD
Leader, Fianna Fáil
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Charlie McConalogue TD
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to put in place a long overdue ban on fur farming.
Leo Varadkar TD
Department of the Taoiseach
Merrion Street, Dublin 2
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Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
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