On 2nd October 2018, the ‘Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018’ was introduced in the Dáil by TDs Ruth Coppinger (Solidarity), Paul Murphy (Rise) and Mick Barry (Solidarity).
After almost 2 years worth of campaigning, on the 24th June 2019, the Irish government finally agreed to ban fur farming in Ireland, and released this statement on 25th June 2019.
You can read our press release about it here.
A lot of hats, scarves, gloves, jackets and keyrings are made from real fur – even though the label may not say it, and even if they are not expensive!
Pom pom hats and scarves in particular are almost always made from real fur. Due to insufficient labeling, an item may have “100% Acrylic” listed on the tag, without stating what the “outer” is made from, leading consumers to think they are purchasing faux fur.
Some items may have no label at at all, but are so cheap, the consumer assumes it can’t be real fur. Sadly, it usually is.
Don’t take a chance – if you’re not certain it’s faux, please don’t buy it! Already have it and aren’t sure? Contact us for advice!
They also have a ton of factsheets and statistics which they update regularly!
Every Autumn/Winter season, we conduct a 'Fur Patrol' of Dublin City Centre, documenting every businesses we find to be selling real fur. Once our list is compiled, we approach each store with information on how cruel the fur industry is. Often, this results in the company adopting a fur-free policy.
Our next plan is to ban the importation and sale of real fur in Ireland. A number of councils around the country, including Dublin City Council, have already pledged their support of this, by passing council bans on real fur. Sadly these bans do not apply to individual shops in their jurisdictions, but it is still a great step toward the total elimination of the fur industry here.
We have various campaigns running at any one time. Please click to learn about more issues!
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