‘Grim Reapers’ Urge Dáil to Ban Dying Fur Trade

For Immediate Release:

18 September 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


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

Dublin – Holding black “scythes” reading, “Ban Fur Farming”, and “The Fur Trade is Dead” dragging mink coats behind them, “grim reapers” from PETA gathered outside Leinster House today, as the Dáil returned from hiatus, to urge policymakers to ban fur farming in Ireland. 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 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 Dáil 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 – all have policies against using fur in their collections.

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