Estonian government shouldn’t support fur farmers under COVID-19 recovery package
The European Union has put together an economic recovery package that allows Member States to pay a one-off compensation to farmers and small agri-food businesses that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.
The evaluation process on whom to support should take into account the economic viability of producers as well as the real social need for the products. Therefore, Loomus calls on the Government to use the evaluation criteria seriously and which would lead to excluding fur producers and processors from benefiting from the EAFRD temporary economic assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Public money should not be used to help an increasingly extinct industry that produces products that are not needed in the society and at the cost of animal welfare.