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Following a campaign by PETA and other animal-protection groups, including a petition signed by more than 100,000 members of the public which triggered a parliamentary debate on the issue of animal-fur sales in Britain, the UK is closer than ever to becoming a fur-free zone. We must ensure the government follows through with meaningful steps towards introducing a ban.
Fur farming has been illegal in Britain for nearly two decades, but cruelly produced fur items are still being sold here. Under current EU regulations, it's illegal to trade in cat, dog, or seal fur, but the fur of other animals, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoon dogs, and minks, can still be sold. Brexit provides the UK with an opportunity to introduce a ban on sales of all animal fur and, in doing so, become a true world leader in animal protection.
On fur farms, animals typically spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy cages, where they're given no opportunity to engage in natural kinds of behaviour such as playing, running, finding food, and raising a family. The stress of this extreme confinement often drives them insane, and fighting, self-mutilation, and cannibalism are common. At the end of their miserable lives, they face a horrific death – often by gassing, electrocution, or poisoning.
On 4 June 2018, during a parliamentary debate, MPs spoke out in favour of ending a fur trade in Britain, but unfortunately, no clear commitment on this issue was made. Please sign our petition to show the UK government your continued support for a ban on all fur sales in Britain.
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