With the commencement of the new federal legislative session, many new bills have been introduced in the House of Commons. Among those bills is Bill C-247: An Act to Prohibit Fur Farming. The private member's bill by Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, would ban fur farming in Canada. Specific prohibitions include prohibiting owning or operating a fur farm, breeding fur-bearing animals for the purpose of fur farming and slaughtering a fur-bearing animal to use its pelt for commercial purposes. The bill has now passed first reading. Read the text of the proposed Bill C-247 here.