Baltic animal rights organisations turn attention to fur farming ban in Czech Republic
Following the fur farming ban passed by the parliament of the Czech Republic, Latvian and Estonian animal rights organisations turn the attention of communities in Latvia and Estonia to the increasingly the ethical attitude of European countries to animal rights.
ERR reports that the majority of the members of the Czech Senate on Friday, July 21, backed a bill previously passed by the lower house of the Czech Parliament that sets forth a ban on fur farming completely from 2019 onwards. The law will now be sent to the Czech President, Miloš Zeman, who has to sign it within 15 days or return it to the parliament.
ERR cited Estonian animal rights organization Loomus as commenting over the weekend: «Regardless of the current parliament’s recent decision to allow fur farming in Estonia, the topic will come under discussion even more intensely already during the new parliamentary membership».
Meanwhile, Latvian animal rights organisation Dzīvnieku brīvība told BNN that fur framing is a cruel and outdated sector as is evidenced by the increasing number of bans in restrictions in European countries, the United Kingdom, Austria, Croatia, and the Netherlands among others.