Conservation and Trapping Science

'Wardrobe Police': UK Fur Traders Slam Looming Ban Trailed in Queen’s Speech
May 11, 2021 18:08 ET
The British Fur Trade Association warned the government that there was no majority support for denying consumers the "choice" of real fur clothing while increasing demand for polluting crude oil-based synthetic substitutes.

Leaders of the UK's fur trade have warned that government plans to ban imports and sales would cost thousands of jobs without improving animal welfare.

The British Fur Trade Association said proposed new animal welfare law that would laid out in Tuesday's Queen's Speech would result in business closures, including small firms and sole traders, and reduce consumer choice — pointing out that environment secretary George Eustice had admitted as much.

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