Month: June 2019

The pharma mafia: a dangerous network!

 

Do you have time and like reading thrillers? We have one and it is even real!

The Pharma mafia!

 

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We are on the trail of a new drug scandal, but it will come tomorrow, so long as you read this thriller.

And you should not be surprised that many websites that specialize in natural remedies, are no longer displayed by Google.

You know the mafia, organized crime accounts for about $ 2 trillion a year. Almost as much do the pharmaceutical companies. The 30 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world alone make a turnover of 600 billion dollars.

As the “Godfather” Don Vito Corleone said: “I make him an offer that he can not refuse.” The best thing that could happen to the big phamaceutical companies is the collaboration with the WHO: a dangerous network!

 

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Now you should also know that the WHO is privately sponsored. That means: one buys the shares of the largest pharmaceutical companies and then the WHO recommends exactly the drugs and so the shares rise. So these companies make billions of euros profit and profit again the sponsors.

You still think it’s about your health? No, it’s about your illnesses and you can not get well either.

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You would never have thought that healthy people are simply told they have cancer to make money on chemotherapy, right?

By the way, the biggest beneficiary of breast cancer is Pfizer.

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And Pfizer is the daughter of Monsanto. Oops, did not you know?

Yes! Bayer has bought Monsanto, but also has a pharma itself and is also with many scandals on the pillory. Including the contraceptive pill!

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Until the 1970s, the pharmaceutical industry made drugs to cure diseases. Since then, she has been suspected – at least in part – that she is also creating illnesses to sell medicines.

But you certainly did not know that Nestlé is also active in the pharmaceutical sector, because in 2012, Nestlé took over the baby food division of Pfizer for $ 12 billion. Emmanuel Macron has partnered with Nestlé to buy Pfizer Nutrition and this deal made him a millionaire.

Now he is president of France, where Sanofi is also at home, the largest pharmaceutical company in Europe and with about 34 billion sales worldwide No. 5. Alone with human vaccines makes the group 13.5% of its turnover, also thanks to the WHO.

The pharmaceutical industry should give us a healthy life. But the pharmaceutical industry is even supposed to kill more people than the mafia.

Each tablet is less about health than business.

A proven cancer drug is re-launched under its new name as a remedy for multiple sclerosis – for forty times the price! Here is tricked to the detriment of all patients!

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You will be amazed when you look at the giants of the pharmaceutical industry and their interconnections:

As written, Nestlé bought its baby foods division from Pfizer. The number 2 in the world, Novartis, had a baby food division, namely Gerber.
In April 2007, Gerber went to Nestlé for $ 5.5 billion. As early as December 2006, the “Medical Nutrition” division was donated to Nestlé for around CHF 3 billion.

According to statistics, Pfizer, Novartis and Roche are the three largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide by sales in 2016

Often it helps if you also have good friends, but they are not in vain, and so is also like lubricated with dollars.
In the US, the pharmaceutical industry is number one, spending millions of euros on lobbying. The top donors in 2014 were in the industry: Pfizer Inc. (over $ 1.5 million) in the EU too, and  Pfizer is happy to pay for lobbying.

One of the pharmaceutical industry’s policy objectives is a faster approval process for drugs and products.

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The Brussels-based EFPIA represents the pharmaceutical companies in the EU.
The EFPIA is the representative body of the European pharmaceutical industry. With direct membership of 33 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA represents 1,900 companies dedicated to the research and development of new medicines.

Together with three other organizations, EFPIA has founded the European Stakeholder Model (ESM) Partners Group, which represents a total of 2,800 European pharmaceutical companies. – That means – all under one roof – a huge lobby octopus. There can be no talk of trust here!

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President of the pharmaceutical lobby group EFPIA is Joe Jimenez of Novartis, number 2 in the world’s largest pharma. The Bill Gates Foundation, which finances WHO (!!!), is headed by Andrin OswalDirector of Life Science Partnerships, formerly with Novartis, but also other directors come from Novartis.

On the EU’s official transparency list, the number of pharmaceutical companies donating has risen sharply over the past three years from 23 to 40 companies.
At the front stands Bayer, who spent around 2.46 million euros on lobbying in 2014.
Behind them are Glaxosmithkline, Novartis and AstraZeneca, each with around two million euros.
The increased lobbying work of the pharmaceutical industry has a tangible background: many patents expire in the coming years. By 2019, losses of up to 55 billion euros are threatening.

To this end, Novartis launched a collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for vaccines in South Africa in 2013. There are new companies in Brazil.

“It’s not personal, it’s all about business.” Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/11/18/pharma-2-2/

 

My comment: In 2017, even the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the alarm: worldwide, ten percent of drugs are counterfeits with too little active ingredient or toxic contaminants. Today, only about 20 percent of people have confidence in the pharmaceutical industry.

But it is not just the counterfeit drugs that swim undetected in international wholesaling that are the problem: Practically for all major international pharmaceutical monopolies, one can prove that they have falsified studies, obscured side effects, have freely invented new “diseases” and applications. With a view: that’s how the market prices push up.

90 percent of research funding is concentrated in only 10 percent of the world’s diseases, because only these “profitable markets” exist. Millions of people are dying from malaria, tuberculosis or sleeping sickness.

Today, 90 percent of world pharmaceutical production is concentrated in the newly imperialist countries of India and China. With the result that there were also large pharmaceutical companies. In the meantime, they are pushing themselves for a global market position and are investing globally in pharmaceutical and agribusiness companies. But 65 percent of Indians have no access to essential medicines.

The powerful cartel of the pharmaceutical industry has drug production in its claws.

My best regards to all, Venus

USA: Let McDonald’s know that animal abuse is bad business. TAKE ACTION HERE !

 

https://mcdonaldscruelty.com/

 

Chickens used by McDonald’s are among the most abused animals on the planet. Bred to grow so large so fast, they often can’t walk without pain. Hundreds of brands—including Burger King, Starbucks, Subway, Jack in the Box, and Denny’s—have committed to banning the cruelest practices inflicted on chickens. McDonald’s has not.

Let McDonald’s know that animal abuse is bad business.

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Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit in defiance of international criticism.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48592682

 

Japan is about to resume catching whales for profit, in defiance of international criticism.

Its last commercial hunt was in 1986, but Japan has never really stopped whaling – it has been conducting instead what it says are research missions which catch hundreds of whales annually.

But Japan has now withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which banned hunting, and will send out its first whaling fleet this July.

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Isn’t whaling banned?

Whales were brought to the brink of extinction by hunting in the 19th and early 20th Century. By the 1960s, more efficient catch methods and giant factory ships made it obvious that whale hunting could not go unchecked.

So in 1986, all IWC members agreed to a hunting moratorium to allow whale numbers to recover.

Conservationists were happy but whaling countries – like Japan, Norway and Iceland – assumed the moratorium would be temporary until everyone could agree on sustainable quotas. Instead it became a quasi-permanent ban.

But there were exceptions in the moratorium, allowing indigenous groups to carry out subsistence whaling, and allowing whaling for scientific purposes.

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Tokyo put that latter clause to full use. Since 1987, Japan has killed between 200 and 1,200 whales each year, saying this was to monitor stocks to establish sustainable quotas.

Critics say this was just a cover so Japan could hunt whales for food, as the meat from the whales killed for research usually did end up for sale.

Why is Japan restarting whaling now?

In 2018 Japan tried one last time to convince the IWC to allow whaling under sustainable quotas, but failed. So it left the body, effective July 2019.

The fisheries ministry told the BBC it would start issuing permits for hunts on 1 July. “But the starting date is subject to decisions of the whalers, weather and other conditions.”

Whaling is a small industry in Japan, employing around 300 people. About five vessels are expected to set sail in July.

The whaling “will be conducted within Japan’s territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone”, Hideki Moronuki of the Japanese fishing ministry told the BBC.

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This means Japan will no longer hunt whales in the Antarctic, as it did under its earlier research programme.

Like other whaling nations, Japan argues hunting and eating whales are part of its culture. A number of coastal communities in Japan have indeed hunted whales for centuries but consumption only became widespread after World War Two when other food was scarce.

From the late 1940s to the mid-1960s whale was the single biggest source of meat in Japan but since become a niche product again.

Is Japan’s plan legal?

“Within its 12 mile coastal waters, Japan can do whatever it wants,” Donald Rothwell, professor of international law at the Australian National University, told the BBC.

Beyond that, in its 200 miles (322km) exclusive economic zone and of course the high seas, the country is bound by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Article 65 of said convention mandates that “states shall co-operate with a view to the conservation” of whales and “shall in particular work through the appropriate international organizations for their conservation, management and study”.

Having left the IWC, Japan is no longer part of any such international organisation and that “directly raises questions issues whether or not Japan would be consistent with the convention,” Mr Rothwell explains.

It’s not clear if any country would try to bring Japan to court over this – in its defence, Japan might argue that for years it did try to co-operate within the IWC without any results.

Even if there were to be a ruling or injunction against Tokyo, there’d be no mechanism to enforce it.

What environmental impact will Japan’s whaling have?

The ministry will allow for the hunting of three species: minke, Bryde’s and sei whales.

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, minke and Bryde’s whale are not endangered. Sei whale are classified as endangered but their numbers are increasing.

So in terms of numbers, Japan’s commercial whaling will have only a minimal impact.

In fact, some defenders of whaling argue that whale meat has a smaller carbon footprint than pork or beef.

Conservationist groups like Greenpeace or Sea Shepherd remain critical of Japan’s resumption of whaling but say there are no concrete plans yet to tackle the country over this.

Japan “is out of step with the international community”, Sam Annesley, executive director at Greenpeace Japan, said in a statement, urging Tokyo to abandon its hunting plans.

Besides the question of stock sustainability, a key argument against the hunt is that harpooning whales leads to a slow and painful death.

Modern hunting methods, though, aim to kill whales instantly and it backers say the near-global anti-whaling sentiment is deeply hypocritical., compared to, say, industrial meat production.

But even if Japan does defy the criticism and stick with whaling, there’s a good chance the contentious issue will gradually die down by itself.

Japanese demand for whale meat has long been on the decline and the industry is already being subsidised. Eventually, commercial whaling might be undone by simple arithmetic.

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The money machine: wildlife photos in Instagram

 

The reporter Natasha Daly traveled around the world to unveil the unworthy living conditions of captive wildlife in tourist areas.

A pure product of the tourism or are perhaps also social media to blame?

 

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The adventures of Instagram celebrity and photographer Jay Alvarrez are followed by 6.5 million people. Stressed relaxed, as if his photo accessory is just a cute puppy, he posts a picture with a lion cub in his lap. Within hours he reaps over half a million likes and thousands of admiring comments in return.

The majority of his followers envy him for this special experience.

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What many of his fans do not want to know or admit, of course Alvarrez did not find the lion child in the wilderness. For this photo, he paid a lot of money to a company that has snatched the baby from his mother and henceforth exploits for tourist selfies. These animals are like the invisible slaves of the tourism industry.

The reporter Natasha Daly traveled the world for a year and a half for the well-known magazine NatGeo, to draw attention to the unworthy housing conditions of caged wildlife. What she found out touched hundreds of thousands in a big report.
In Thailand she saw Americans hugging tigers and Chinese brides riding young elephants for their wedding photo.
In Russia she saw how polar bears danced with wire muzzles under a circus tent, and in the Amazon she watched teenagers taking selfies with baby sloths.

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“Most tourists who enjoy these encounters do not know or are not interested in the fact that, for example, the tigers have been drugged and are clawless. Or that their young animals are taken for tourist photos just a few days after birth.
That the baby sloths die after a few months in captivity or they can only ride the elephants because their will as babies was violently broken by the caregivers.

Long before the advent of social networks, pet owners made good money through tourist animal shows – under extremely poor housing conditions.

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Tourists already wanted to be photographed with a giant python and were astonished how elephants can stand on one leg in animal shows or let balloons burst accurately.
All to the delight of the organizers, who this animal show tourism flushed a lot of money in the cash.

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Today, in an age in which the digital display of his experiences is treated as a social currency, it is increasingly becoming a big problem. The tourists accept the poor living conditions of the animals for a photo that potentially increases their popularity online. Photos posted by the French influencer Mathilde Tantot – in Thailand, half-naked with an captive elephant – unfortunately are uncountable. All with the goal of generating a lot of attention and therefore more followers.

As a social network with a billion users, Instagram has a huge responsibility towards its most popular photo opportunities – whether those through the Instagram tourism run dirty resorts or the suffering baby sloths.

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After several years of criticism, the platform has responded to calls from numerous petitions by reputable wildlife organizations to finally tackle its known animal cruelty issue.
There are already hundreds of thousands of photos under various hashtags that are related to animal cruelty and were available to the general public for the longest time.

At the end of 2017, the platform finally worked against it.
As soon as the user wants to call one of the hashtags, this warning will stop them. For example, animal welfare organizations like World Wildlife Fund and World Animal Protection and National Geographic worked with Instagram for months on a long list of hashtags – such as #tigerselfie, #elephantride, #selfiesafari – which are now closed.

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If users click on “Learn More”, they will be redirected to the site on Wildlife Exploitation on Instagram.com for more information.

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Instagram spokeswoman Emily Cain told National Geographic that she wanted users to be more aware of animals and nature.

“I think it’s important to the community right now to be more aware. “We’re trying to do our part to educate them”.

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The comprehensive offer for tourists in foreign countries to visit animal shows, to go swimming with wild animals or to make selfies with the chained animals is almost normal for travelers. Often these facilities present themselves with the slogans “Conservation”, “Refuge” and “Rescue”, which is intended to simulate the intention to ensure the protection of the animals.

Everyone should ask themselves, what kind of “nature conservation” elephants are these, when one is allowed to ride on them.

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Cassandra Koenen, Head of Wildlife Campaigns bei World Animal Protection:

„Even if the cruelty isn’t right in front of you, [there’s] cruelty that’s behind the scenes to get to that point“

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My comment: Certainly the warning Instagrams will sensitize some people to the conservation of species and nature.

However, it can not be expected to reach those who know exactly what they are doing.

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And first and foremost they are the mindless ignorant, the indifferent travelers who are driven by their hysterical addiction to exoticism and adventure, and therefore would even ride on animal corpses.
Most people know what’s behind it.
But as with the suffering and torture of the farm animals, they are interested in a shit about it.

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The hope of restricting trafficking on the endangered species platform is also low, as it is mostly unscrupulous businessmen who then seek other ways.

But still: we see this as a good and, above all, important step in the right direction.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

We live in a world of abundance!

Overproduction is neither responsible use of food nor is it environmentally conscious!

About a third of all food produced worldwide is not consumed, but thrown away! And it does not just affect fruits and vegetables, but also meat!

AbundanceIt is well known that meat production has a huge impact on the environment and that high meat consumption can have harmful effects on human health.
State economic aid not only rewards the increase in meat production, but produces more than consumers buy.

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Meat is thrown away before it even reaches the supermarket shelves! Food waste occurs throughout the entire production chain – and although it is known, production continues to be subsidized and food waste increases!

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It is shameful that supermarket chains only want to reduce their food waste by 2030!
Why not stop this overproduction immediately? You should just delete the subsidies!

For example, Europe imports cheap fruits and vegetables, but also meat from other countries where it is produced cheaply, processes it and then exports it to distant countries at low prices and destroys the market there! Is not it sick?

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For years containers with tangerines or tomatoes from China have been coming to Europe, landing in Dossen and being exported to Australia, for example!

We live in a world of abundance – with terrible consequences!

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And I mean:  Nature dies of the criminal behavior of a species, the human species.
And every day, the population clock is ticking faster than the global collapse … today 200,000 more people, tomorrow 200,000 more people, the day after tomorrow 200,000 more people, the day after tomorrow … Until the last final chord!
The unrestrained growth of humanity is the root cause that permanently destroys the future of human being, animal being and nature.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam: 4 Bears Rescued from a Vietnamese Resort (by Animals Asia) are Home And Starting A New Life at Their Sanctuary.

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On the 24th of this month we reported of a rescue which was underway by Animals Asia to rescue 4 moon bears. See the post:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/24/vietnam-animals-asia-team-currently-en-route-to-rescue-4-bile-bears-can-you-help-support-them-see-below/

 

Well now – 28th June; we can report that all 4 bears have been rescued and have now arrived at the Vietnam AA sanctuary after a gruelling 3 days on the road.

Here below is the report from Tuan Bendixsen OAM PhD – Vietnam Director, Animals Asia:

 

Mark, you got them home.

After three days on the road, the four bears we rescued from a Vietnamese resort are home at our sanctuary.

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And because of you, these gorgeous bears who’ve suffered for so long – girls Sweet Pea, Phuong and Lily and our handsome boy Scooby – will know only kindness from now on. Without your urgent help, they’d almost certainly have been sold on to a circus or bile farm.

Instead they’re home. And already they’re feeling your love. With every bite of healing food and every kind word, these beautiful animals are one step closer to recovery.

But along with lonely little Solo who was rescued last week from a cage on a construction site, these poor bears have a long way to go before they’re over their trauma.

They’ve probably had no veterinary care their whole lives. All need full health checks under anaesthesia and possibly surgery or lifelong treatment. And it all costs money. If you haven’t given yet, please consider a gift of £15 to help them recover.

So far we know…

Sweet Pea has a long wound on her nose from an unknown trauma. And this poor bear (pictured here) must be so glad the 1,400km road trip is over. She’s been car sick much of the way.

Phuong has scarring on her nose. Her eyes are scarred too, so we’re worried about her vision.

Lily is shy and a little skinny. She has some hair loss at the tips of her ears.

Scooby is very small for a male, but already he’s showing us he’s quite a character. He’s calm and confident, likes banana leaves and LOVES jam.

We’re told that some of these bears were previously abused in circuses, but we don’t have clear answers yet. And maybe never will. But right now we’re focused on one thing…. making the poor bears well.

We’ll know more about their health soon and we’ll send you an update in a week. In the meantime, know that they’ll be getting the best care in the world… and we’ll be giving them your love and reassuring them that their nightmare is over.

My sincere thanks,

Tuan

 

PS Sweet little Solo, who spent 14 years in a cage, is learning to eat fresh, healthy food. She’s sure to put on weight soon. With the temperatures soaring, our little water baby is loving her hose showers and juicy summer fruits.

PPS Thank you so much if you’ve given to our Annual Sanctuary Appeal. Your gift has been doubled. And sun bear Aurora is feeling your kindness already. She’s found her soul mate in younger male bear Goldie. And because of you, more bears like Aurora will know what true love feels like. If you haven’t given yet, you still have two days to double your donation.

Ireland: Strong Rumours It Will Ban Fur Farming – Joining Lots of Other EU Nations.

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/fur-farming-is-to-be-banned-in-ireland-932571.html

 

Fur farming is to be banned in Ireland, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is to bring a proposal to Government this week to phase out fur farms.

The Government has been under increasing pressure to follow the lead of 14 other EU countries, which have already banned fur farms.

However, the move is a dramatic shift in Government policy.

Solidarity-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger, a long-time anti-fur campaigner, had already received support from across opposition, including from Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour, Independents 4 Change, the Green Party, and the Social Democrats, for her Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill. It is due back before the Dáil on July 3.

However, it is understood that the Government will now move on the matter.

Mr Creed is to seek approval for the drafting of legislation that would unwind the fur sector in this country in a legally robust manner.

Ending fur farming is thought to have been under consideration by the minister for some time. However, concerns around the constitutionality of such a ban, and the rights of those employed on fur farms, had delayed progress.

Around 100 people are employed in the fur industry and these jobs are in Donegal, Kerry, and Offaly.

Earlier this year, Údarás na Gaeltachta was criticised when it emerged that two Donegal-based fur farms, once of which has since stopped operating, had received over €200,000 in State funding since 2009.

The Government had already raised concerns about Ms Coppinger’s bill, claiming it is legally flawed and could expose the State to significant legal liability.

It is understood that they will now draft their own legislation, instead of adopting the Solidarity-PBP bill.

A ban on fur farming would be a policy U-turn for the Government, which, in defending the industry, have often cited the employment impact on remote and rural areas.

In February of this year, Mr Creed told the Dáil:

 

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ireland-fur-farm-ban-mink-farming-jobs-ispca-animal-welfare-a8972546.html

 

https://allthatsinteresting.com/fur-farming-ban-ireland

 

Inhumane Fur Farming Set To Be Outlawed In Ireland

“It is impossible to regulate the fur trade and somehow make it kinder. It is not farming at all. The mink are gassed at six months and their skins are pulled off.”

Fur farming is common practice in all corners of the world. The confinement of animals to tiny cages, only to gas them to death for their fur, has sadly been a standardized component of the fashion industry. According to The Independent, however, Ireland is set to ban this cruel custom as soon as July.

Ireland would become the seventh country in the European Union and the eleventh in Europe to ban fur farming.

The ruling Fine Gael party, as well as Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, had been fundamentally opposed to shuttering this industry. In February Creed said that he didn’t want to close down a “legitimate, highly regulated and inspected industry” that employs around 100 people.

According to the Irish Examiner, however, Creed is apparently changing his tune after pressure from politicians and animal rights groups: He will soon propose his own bill to phase out fur farms.

Ireland’s three fur farms in Donegal, Kerry, and Laois have about 200,000 mink stuffed into small, wire-mesh cages. They live there for six months, before being gassed to death and having their pelts ripped from their bodies — for high-end fashion

The old guard, represented here by Creed, has been met with growing opposition and highly promising momentum for those against this industry.

Parliament member Ruth Coppinger currently has the support of Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein, Labour, Independents 4 Change, the Green Party, and the Social Democrat parties to push this legislation through. The groundswell seems too powerful to squash.

Coppinger eloquently explained her reasoning to end the “cruel, backward, and barbaric” practice in parliament last week.

“As solitary, wild, and semi-aquatic creatures, packing mink into metal cages in groups is alien and unnatural,” Coppinger argued. “For that reason Veterinary Ireland asserts that it is impossible to regulate the fur trade and somehow make it kinder. It is not farming at all. The mink are gassed at six months and their skins are pulled off.”

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said this momentous push toward a fur farming ban was “fantastic news,” while others said imposing “lives of misery” on these defenseless creatures was “cruel,” and should’ve stopped long ago.

“With so many countries banning fur production, the U.K. under pressure to ban sales of fur and increasingly more designers eschewing fur in their collections, we hope the suffering caused will soon be relegated to the history books,” said Jo Swabe of Humane Society Europe.

The Irish government has yet to officially state whether or not it plans on legislating the overwhelmingly popular bill, though mounting pressure indicates a strong likelihood.

A poll in October indicated that four out of five people in Ireland supported a ban on fur farms, while several of these farms have recently gone out of business. On the other hand, some say the bill doesn’t go far enough — outlawing production of fur is a great step, but fur sales should be prohibited as well.

According to The Fur Free Alliance, the U.K. spearheaded the ban on fur farming in 2000. Since then, Austria, Holland, Croatia, Slovenia, Norway, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Belgium, Macedonia, and Serbia have followed suit. Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to phase it out by 2029.

Alongside Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Ukraine are currently considering banning the practice as well.

Designers such as Gucci, Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Chanel have already stopped using fur in their collections. Wearing the pelts of tortured animals simply isn’t in vogue anymore, putting this prehistoric industry on the verge of disappearing altogether.

Hopefully, starting next month, Ireland will do its part to eradicate it.

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