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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Denmark dumps 17 million culled mink in mass graves amid fears a mutated strain of Covid found in the animals could scupper vaccine breakthrough

Denmark dumps 17 million culled mink in mass graves amid fears a mutated strain of Covid found in the animals could scupper vaccine breakthrough

More than 17 million mink are being culled and dumped in mass graves in Denmark in a desperate bid to eradicate a mutated strain of coronavirus that could make vaccines less potent. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned today the new Covid-19 variant — called Cluster 5 — could have ‘grave consequences’ if it becomes […]

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