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Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000

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6.The Act's main purpose is to prohibit fur farming.

7.The Act:

  • makes it a criminal offence, punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding £20,000, to keep animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur or for breeding progeny for such slaughter;

  • provides a winding-down period extending at least until the end of 2002;

  • requires the Minister to make a scheme providing for compensation for certain categories of loss.

8.The Act has seven sections.

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