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Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Bill

This is the text of the Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons 16 March 1998.

Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Bill
1.Protection of fur-bearing animals.
3.Short title and commencement.





Protect the health and welfare of fur-bearing animals by prohibiting the farming of such animals for fur.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Protection of fur-bearing animals.     1. - (1) It shall be an offence for any person to keep or knowingly cause or permit to be kept for the production of fur any mink, fox or other fur-bearing animal.
      (2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level five on the standard scale.
Interpretation.     2. In this Act-
    "fox" means an animal of the species Alopex lagopus or Vulpes vulpes; and
    "mink" means an animal of the species Mustela vison.
Short title and commencement.     3. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Act 1998.
      (2) This Act shall come into force on 1st January 2001.

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