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Fur Farming

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 November 2020

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Questions (898)

Seán Sherlock


898. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the commitment in the programme for Government to phase out fur farming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36826/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Programme for Government 2020 contains a commitment regarding the prohibition of fur farming and Department officials have been working on appropriate steps to give effect to this.  My Department will, in due course, commence the process of preparing a Bill to provide for the phased introduction of a ban on fur farming which will include a prohibition on mink farming.

The Bill will make it illegal for any new fur farms to be established and will put in place phase out arrangements for the small number of current operators.