Senators back fur farming ban
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The senate has finally backed proposals to phase out fur farming in the Netherlands, leading to a total ban by 2024.
Compensation for fur farmers who lose their businesses will be up to the courts, Nos television said.
The Netherlands is one of the biggest fur farming countries in the world, with around 160 farms producing five million pelts a year.
In 2009, MPs in the lower house of parliament voted to phase out fur farming by 2018 but little progress has been made since then.
Economic affairs minister Henk Kamp told senators he would present more detailed legislation to the cabinet within a few weeks.