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100s march against fur farming

An estimated 400-500 people took part in a march in Helsinki on Tuesday appealing to MPs to approve a citizens' initiative to ban fur farming a day before it comes up for debate in Parliament.

Turkistarhauksen vastainen mielenosoitus Helsingissä.
Demonstrators in from Parliament on Tuesday. Image: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva

Demonstrators gathered in the capital's Senate Square and marched to Parliament at around mid-day.Although the march delayed traffic in the city centre, police said there were no incidents during the demonstration.

Parliament takes up the debate on a bill to ban fur farming that was generated as a citizens' initiative on Wednesday.

The position taken by Parliament's Agriculture and Forestry Committee is that fur production should be allowed to continue in Finland because of its economic and employment impact.

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