Baltic an­i­mal rights or­gan­i­sa­tions turn at­ten­tion to fur farm­ing ban in Czech Repub­lic

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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.


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