Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fur farming

All time
# Animal Welfare
Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.
# mink farming
'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers
The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.
# Mink
Explainer: What is the future of fur farming in Ireland?
The government has said it will draft legislation to phase out fur farming.
# Banned
Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland
Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.
# Your Say
Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.
Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry
Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?
Simon Coveney told us this week that although he doesn’t like the industry, he believes regulating it is the way to go. But do you think fur farms should be closed down?
# Fur
Minister Coveney doesn't like fur farming but he's not banning it
In an exclusive interview with, Coveney also said that his department will be cracking down on dog fighting and introducing a strict code for bloodsports.
# Fur farming
Leading actors call for ban on fur factory farming in Ireland
Former The Clinic star Rachel Pilkington is heading a campaign supported by the likes of Saoirse Ronan and Victoria Smurfit to ban the practice of farming certain animals for their fur in Ireland.