Monday 4 June 2018 / 4:03 PM Animal Welfare / Sue Hayman

Labour calls on Michael Gove to drop opposition to ban on fur sales – Sue Hayman

Labour is calling on the Government to drop its opposition to the banning of fur sales in the UK, after a public petition triggered a Westminster Hall debate on the issue.

The Government has refused to ban the sale of animal fur, instead simply proposing to work at the ‘international level’ to improve animal welfare standards. Labour’s Shadow DEFRA Secretary, Sue Hayman, has described this refusal as yet another example of the gap between what Michael Gove says and does when it comes to animal welfare.

Labour in government banned fur farms in Britain and is now calling for a ban on the import and sale of fur in the UK.

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow DEFRA Secretary, said:

“Michael Gove has been hard at work trying to convince the public that he and the Tory party give two hoots about animal welfare, but his refusal to ban the import and sale of fur in the UK exposes the gap between what he says and does.

“It’s shameful that the Government continues to refuse to listen to the Labour party, animal welfare organisations and public opinion on banning fur sales.”