Legislation Which Would Close Laois Mink Farm Goes Before Dáil Today

The cabinet approved the laws last month.

TDs will today debate legislation that would ban fur farming in Ireland. 

The cabinet approved the new laws last month - which would close three mink farms in Laois, Donegal and Kerry. 

Farmers would get a compensation package of between 4 and 8 million euro for closing their operations next year.

Animal rights campaigner, John Carmody, says the ban is badly needed:

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