12 August 2022
Whilst there are currently no operational fur farms or foie gras production in the country, this move will help to prevent these farming methods that disregard animal welfare from being practised in the future.
The Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights published a new legal notice, LN 187 2022, amending the Regulations on the Protection of Animals kept for reasons related to Agriculture.
This legal notice adds regulations regarding the prohibition of the forced feeding of birds and the prohibition of raising animals for fur in Malta.
Though such practices are not the norm in Malta, it is still crucial to prohibit them to ensure the protection of these animals.
Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Malta
Malta now joins 12 other EU countries that have prohibited fur farming.
Whilst this is a great step forward, there is currently no ban on the placement of farmed fur products on the market in Malta.
Eurogroup for Animals is calling for a ban on fur farming and farmed fur products across the European.
Do you support this ban? Add your name to the European Citizens’ Initiative Fur Free Europe.
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