UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. UK Government.
Ban the UK import of farmed fur
Close the legal loophole that allows cruel overseas fur farms to continue to trade with the UK
Why is this important?
In 2000 the UK banned all fur farming, to prevent animal cruelty. However the law does not prevent the import of real fur. There is no legal provision to make suppliers declare whether their products are made with real or fake fur. Real fur from abroad is now common in high street clothing shops.
To send a message to our overseas business partners that the UK does not tolerate the cruel methods of fur farming; we need a law that bans the import of all real farmed fur, and which puts the onus on importers to prove that any fur they use is fake, vintage or taken from free-range animals that died of old age.