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Fur Farms

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will list, by county and showing their location, all the fur farms currently operating, the type of fur-bearing animals they are farming and the number of each type of fur-bearing animals in each of the fur farms.

Information is not collected on the farming for fur of animals other than mink. Information on individual mink farms, including the exact location and numbers of mink kept, are not divulged. There are at present 13 mink farms operating in England in which approximately 33,000 mink are being kept for fur. These establishments are situated in the following counties:

Number

Northumberland1
Lancashire4
West Yorkshire2
Staffordshire1
Suffolk2
Hampshire1
Isle of Wight1
Cornwall1