Bill Would Outlaw Fur Farming in Canada

Bill C-247, the “Prohibition of Fur Farming Act,” has been introduced in the House of Commons of Canada and would prohibit owning or operation of a fur farm; breeding or inseminating a fur-bearing animal for purposes of sending its offspring to a fur farm; slaughtering a fur-bearing animal to use the pelt for commercial purposes; and giving, renting, selling, or transporting a fur-bearing animal to a fur farm. Violations would be subject to criminal penalties of up to $250,000 CAD and up to two years imprisonment.