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MP urges ban on fur imports

Created on 24/08/2018 @ 11:46
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Montgomeryshire MP, Glyn Davies, has called on the government to ban the import of fur into the UK.
A group of Conservative MPs have written to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, calling on the UK government to continue to take the lead on animal welfare by committing to ban fur imports into the UK.
Mr Davies has added his name as a signatory to the joint letter.
The UK banned fur farming in 2003, but currently still imports fur from other countries. Recent reports by animal welfare organisations have uncovered horrific conditions on fur farms in every country examined.
Commenting, Glyn Davies MP said: “I want our Government to be proactive in improving animal welfare, and was very pleased that last week we banned the third party sales of puppies and kittens, and have recently carried out progressive work in the tightening of Ivory Trade laws”
“However, the UK still imports fur from abroad, and recent reports and videos by animal welfare organisations have shown the full extent of the horrific conditions at overseas fur farms. I do not want the ability to export these mistreated animals to the UK, giving encouragement to this horrific trade.
“The UK must continue to be at the forefront of tackling animal cruelty. The Secretary of State at DEFRA has recently taken some important steps to eliminate abuse of animals. I am fully supportive of further strengthening of animal welfare legislation and am calling for fur imports to the UK to be abolished.”

Photo: Glyn Davies MP

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