MPs back ban on mink farming

A majority of MPs are in favour of phasing out mink farms in the Netherlands, Nos tv reports on Tuesday.

The Netherlands is one of the biggest mink farming nations in the world, with 164 farms producing five million pelts a year.
The ban, which will take 10 years to come into effect, was proposed by Labour and the Socialist party last year.
The Liberal Democrats (D66), left-wing greens Groenlinks and animal rights party PvdD already backed the ban. Now Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration PVV has given its support as well, meaning a majority of MPs will vote in favour of the ban.

Last year
, the agricultural institute said it would cost €500m to compensate farmers for the loss of their businesses.
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