Ahead of G7 meeting, President Biden urged to support a permanent, global end to fur farming to avoid deadly future pandemics

Ahead of G7 meeting, President Biden urged to support a permanent, global end to fur farming to avoid deadly future pandemics

Ahead of G7 meeting, President Biden urged to support a permanent, global end to fur farming to avoid deadly future pandemics

WASHINGTON (June 8, 2021)—Ahead of the G7 meeting this month, governments around the world are being urged to agree to a permanent, global end to fur farming to prevent future pandemic outbreaks like SARS-CoV-2.

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Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two important pieces of marine wildlife legislation, paving the way for full Senate action on them. The committee unanimously passed the Marine Mammal Research and Response Act, S. 1289, and passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act as part of a larger legislative package.

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By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Update (3/6/2021): The Senate has just passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and it includes almost all of the provisions we supported and pushed for that would benefit animals. Next, the House is expected to vote on the Senate-passed package, following which the bill heads to President Biden who has confirmed he will sign it.