Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

The Irish Cabinate has approved legislation that will ban fur farming in Ireland as well as establishing a compensation scheme for fur farmers that will be forced to close. Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue brought the memo today in relation to the Animal Health and Welfare (Amendment) Bill 2021. The commitment to prohibit the breeding […]

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In the shadows of Machu Picchu, scientists find ‘extinct’ cat-sized mammal

In the shadows of Machu Picchu, scientists find ‘extinct’ cat-sized mammal

Below one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, scientists have made a remarkable discovery: a living cat-sized mammal that, until now, was only known from fossils. The Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat (Cuscomys oblativa) was first described from two enigmatic skulls discovered in Incan pottery sculpted 400 years ago. Dug up by […]

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