Anti-fur farming protesters demand Finnish agriculture minister's resignation

  • 2010-03-01
  • Helsinki Times

About 200 protesters from five animal rights groups staged a demonstration in central Helsinki on Monday, calling for the resignation of Sirkka-Liisa Anttila (centre), the agriculture minister, over apparent animal welfare violations documented on a number of fur farms in the country.

Oikeutta eläimille, the group that shot shocking footage on fur farms that was aired by the Finnish public broadcaster last week, handed a petition to the agriculture minister claiming that more than 7,000 members of the public wanted Ms Anttila to resign.

Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, the minister dismissed the resignation calls as unfounded.

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