Letter to the Editor: A welcome statement on fur farming

I write with somewhat shock and yet gratitude at for the announcement this week by Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue who stated: “There has been much public concern expressed around the welfare of animals farmed for fur in recent years.”

It sure is a sign of the times considering this party rubber-stamped much of the wretched fur farming operations in Ireland for many decades, where hundreds of thousands of fur-bearing animals were gassed to death in order to supply a coat on someone’s back. Ireland certainly has come along way and that was evident with the passing of marriage equality and removing

Ireland’s harmful Eighth Amendment.

I firmly believe we are on the road to the next big referendum, but this time it will be for animal rights — the only difference, however, will be that we won’t have to go to a polling booth to cast our vote for compassion over cruelty. It will merely be a simple case of being a more compassionate and kind shopped in our fashion choices. Surely that will be a win-win for all.

John Carmody

Carew Park

Limerick

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