Motion by a Sligo Councillor to call for ban on fur farming defeated

A motion by a Sligo Councillor to have fur farming banned in Ireland went to a vote this week.

Councillors are split on this controversial issue but in the end the motion by Gino O’Boyle to call for an end to fur farming was defeated by 1 vote at Sligo County Council.

The People Before Profit Councillor says there are still such farms operating in the North West including one in county Donegal.

Councillor O’Boyle says in this day and age thousands of animals are still being bred in terrible conditions for their fur: