‘Grim Reapers’ in Cork Call for End to Fur Farming in Ireland

 

For Immediate Release:

22 October 2018

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‘GRIM REAPERS’ IN CORK CALL FOR END TO FUR FARMING IN IRELAND

PETA Rallies in Support of Pending Bill That Would Spare the Lives of Some 200,000 Animals a Year

Cork – Holding black “scythes” reading, “Ban Fur Farming,” and “The Fur Trade Is Dead,” and dragging mink coats behind them, “grim reapers” from PETA gathered in Cork city centre on Saturday to urge the Irish government to ban fur farming. The Solidarity party is expected to present a bill on the issue this month.

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“Ireland’s fur farms imprison some 200,000 minks a year in squalid cages, where they can’t roam, swim, care for their young, or do anything else that’s natural and important to them,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is calling on the Irish government to ban fur farming in order to prevent sensitive animals from being gassed to death.”

As noted by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – many countries, including the UK, have outlawed fur farming. And the majority of today’s top fashion designers and brands – including Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Simone Rocha, and, most recently, Burberry – have policies against using fur in their collections.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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