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Politics, Law and Grasping the Evidence in Fur Farming: A Tale of Three Continents

Brooman, SD Politics, Law and Grasping the Evidence in Fur Farming: A Tale of Three Continents. Journal of Animal Ethics. ISSN 2156-5414 (Accepted)

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This article examines the international fur farming industry through the regulatory and socio-political situation in three continental areas. Europe, North America and Asia/Oceania together account for the great majority of both production and markets for fur. Focusing on these areas reveals how the fur trade approaches criticism that it seriously compromises animal welfare. What does a comparison between these continents reveal about the regulation of fur trading across the globe? What is the evidence in relation to intensive fur farming and what philosophical conclusions can be drawn? Europe is the hub of the fur trade despite the presence of strict laws but has its law been fully implemented? It is concluded that evidence is largely ignored by the fur trade and law enforcers. A precautionary principle against animal suffering should be in place and education may provide a better chance of change than legislation to drive down demand.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fur farming; Animal Law; Precautionary Principle; Science and Morality; MInk; Welfur
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Law
Publisher: University of Illinois
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 12:38
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 03:16
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7987

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