The Environmental Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) is about to consider the bill No.2360 (the ban on fur production in Ukraine). However, prior to that, the Committee members would like to hear both sides interested in this issue - the fur production lobbyists and the animal rights defenders.
The rally of the activists will take place in Kyiv, as they approach the House of Committees at Hrushevskoho street in the downtown capital. Half an hour after that, at 9.30 a.m., the MPs will hold the debates on this issue.
Previously, a record-large number of Ukrainians supported the petition of the KhutroOFF animal rights movement; it urged the parliament to forbid the production of fur in Ukraine, as an extremely harmful activity aimed against animals and the environment in general.
A workgroup of parliamentarians and Yedyna Planeta (United Planet) civil movement developed a draft law based on European practices; it also takes into account the common Ukrainian practice and legal framework.
PETA and Fur Free Alliance urge the Ukrainian Parliament to pass the law No. 2360. It foresees that the fur enterprises in Ukraine would be shut down by 2025 - just like European countries do. It also offers job retraining and employment for former workers of these enterprises, as well as imposing criminal responsibility for killing animals for fur.