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Coveney considering fur farming submissions report
19 July 2012

Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, has told ICABS President Maureen O'Sullivan that he is currently considering the contents of a Review Group report into fur farming in Ireland. See below for the full text of Deputy O'Sullivan's Dail Question and Answer.

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Demand a ban on fur farming in Ireland. Email Simon Coveney now.


Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
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Dear Minister Coveney,

I support a total ban on fur farming and an immediate closure of Ireland's fur farms.

In these hellholes, animals suffer a horrendous life of misery before being cruelly gassed to death. There is absolutely no justification for the continuation of this cruelty.

Please ban fur farming now.

Yours sincerely,


Send a copy of your correspondence to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for animals and back a ban on fur farming.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Telephone: 01-6194020

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)

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Parliamentary Question and Answers

Question 667 - Answered on 17th July, 2012

Maureen O'Sullivan, TD (Dublin Central, Independent):

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the date on which the submissions made and sent to his Department at the end of 2011 regarding fur farming will be assessed; when he will comment on the findings of the submissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Written answer on Tuesday, 17th July, 2012

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Cork South-Central, Fine Gael):

The Review Group set up in my Department to review all aspects of fur farming has considered all the submissions made on the matter and has concluded its report, the contents of which I am now considering.

A mink living in misery on an Irish fur farm

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