Furs: Import Controls

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to ban imports of fur from (a) foxes, (b) minks and (c) coyotes.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Fur farming has been banned in England and Wales since 2000, and 2002 in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whilst there are existing import restrictions on seal, cat and dog fur, we still import other fur from abroad and fur from foxes, minks and coyotes is legal to import. Now the transition period has finished, the Government is considering further steps it could take in relation to the fur trade.

The Government wants to hear from all interested parties as we look to develop proposals and form views on what the fur trade might look like. In order to do this, the Government has concluded a call for evidence to provide both stakeholders and the public with the opportunity to provide evidence and views on this important matter. We will publish a summary of responses shortly.

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