A proposal to ban fur farming is to go before cabinet tomorrow and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is to seek government approval to begin drafting laws that will phase out fur farms.
This comes after Ruth Coppinger, the Solidarity TD, has called for an end to mink fur farms, over 14 countries in Europe have already banned fur farming. The Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill is before the Dáil on the 3rd of July and is gaining increasing national and international attention. All parties bar Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance have committed to supporting the Bill.
Well, joining Ivan to discuss the possible ban was John Carmody, Animal Rights Campaigner and Commentator and Sven Sjoholm, the Chairman of the Irish Fur Breeders Association.