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Swiss Fur Trade Banned Jan 1st 2013 — 7 Comments

  1. How could this possibly be true? I have not been there, so I cannot research it effectively. Marc? This goes way far beyond the rednecks, maybe? Yes it does, if this is true. Who posts –is this any different than the wild cat pelt felonies? If this is true, we need to do something immediately. I am horrified, and I don’t know what to do. Michael? What CAN we DO?

    • We, you and I, cannot do anything except discuss it as we are. We are doing a little bit of good (I hope) by publishing the story on PoC and therefore spreading the word and so on. The Swiss government is aware of the problem and are tackling it. It is shocking though because it is Switzerland. Marc will comment about it and he may add something to enlighten us. Now, please chill out a bit 😎

  2. I’m just delighted that its banned however there is always a thought in the back of my mind that whenever this happens (with any sort of a ban) depending on demand its usually driven under ground which makes it more difficult to track but at least the message is out there that this is illegal, cruel and unacceptable.

  3. I apologise. I had a senior moment – brain fade – when I wrote the title to this. I thought the year was 2012. I was one year back 😉 Sorry. I have amended it. This is a new law and for now, the present.

  4. I spoke to a few Swiss people when I heard about the eating business and none of them believed it. When I assured them that somewhere somehow there is evidence of this they said ‘oh well it’s probably not Swiss people’. I gave my argument about the familly of farmwers who live in the shadow on a mountainside in Emmental and have never even seen a city being possible suspects for this ‘tradition’ and they all said ‘it’s not possible to have people who haven’t seen the city and who are isolated up a mountain for generations in Switzerland’. I’m not sure where they do this and what the original article – evidence was based on but that is clearly the next place to go with this rather bizarre issue.

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