"Make some noise for Małgorzata Tracz," encourages the Otwarte Klatki (English: Open Cages) association. The new term of the Polish parliament has only recently started, but the Civic Coalition’s MP already put forward an initiative of founding the Parliamentary Group for the ban on fur farming. It is a first step towards eliminating practices that pose a significant threat to animals and their welfare.
Małgorzata Tracz served as president of the pro-environmental Green Party from 2015 to 2022. The Polish social, political and urban activist immediately after taking her seat in the parliament initiated the formation of a Parliamentary Group for the ban on fur farming, the Otwarte Klatki association reported on social media.
The initiative suggested by Małgorzata Tracz is not the result of a spontaneous action. The politician has been supporting the demands for the ban on fur farming and the activities of the Open Cages association for years, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to defending animal rights. It is noteworthy that even before the elections to the Sejm, Tracz included this ban in her list of six initiatives for the welfare of animals, announcing that it would be one of the key issues in the first months of the new term.
"Fur Free Day" at the Sejm
The involvement of the Viva! Foundation and the Otwarte Klatki association in taking care of this issue is also not insignificant. Both organisations are encouraging people to take part in the upcoming "Fur Free Day" event to express their opposition to cruel practices in animal breeding for fur farming. The event will take place on 24 November outside the Sejm building.
"On 24 November, join us and show your support for the ban on fur farming. We will have props, we will do photo and video coverage and, above all, we will be the voice of animals who cannot stand up for themselves," reads the Facebook invitation by the Otwarte Klatki association and the Viva! Foundation.