Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has co-signed a letter alongside fellow Conservative MPs, calling on the Environment Secretary to ban imports of fur.
The UK banned fur farming in 2003 but has continued to allow fur farmed outside of the UK to be imported and sold in stores across the UK.
The call for a fur import ban follows on from the Government’s excellent record on animal welfare with measures such as banning the high street sales of puppies, banning the sale of ivory, increasing the sentences for animal abusers, making CCTV mandatory in slaughter houses, investigating banning live animal exports and more.
Maria Caulfield MP said “We rightly banned fur farming in the UK back in 2003, and it seems bizarre that 15 years later we are still allowing fur from these cruel farms abroad to be imported and sold here."
“The Government has been leading the way on animal welfare with some excellent policy announcements that will really make a difference. But we can still go further. This is why I am joining Parliamentary colleagues from across the Conservative Party in calling on the Environment Secretary to do all he can to ban the importation of fur.”