THE Polish government has scrapped a plan to ban fur farming in the country.
The U-turn was announced by Poland’s Agriculture Minister Jan Krysztof Ardanowski. He said fur farming would continue to legal in Poland despite opposition form animal rights activists.
His announcement was backed up by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The proposed ban was fiercely opposed by other groups within the government and lead to the U-turn.
Tadeusz Rydzyk, a powerful media mogul in Poland slammed the idea for an outright ban because he said it would lead to job losses.
Mr Morawiecki said: “I cannot imagine a strong Polish economy without strong Polish agriculture. Polish agriculture has a great chance to be very well developed, it can be the engine of economic growth in Poland.”
For years, fur farming has been a lucrative business in Poland driven by big consumer demand in Russia and China.