"Raising animals, encaged solely for the production of luxury objects, is no more of our time."
"Breeding and killing animals primarily for fur is no longer acceptable in the 21st century. Species like mink and fox can not be successfully domesticated."
"Mink farmers had to take into consideration that there would come a time when their activities would be prohibited."
"I am proud that our city made a giant step in ending the unnecessary killing of animals, but we must continue towards finally eliminating this vile market."
'The recognition of the intrinsic value of animals by society and its enshrinement in law is considered to be a progressive step in the process of civilisation.'
'Fur farming is not consistent with a proper value and respect for animal life. Animal life should not be destroyed in the absence of a sufficient justification in terms of public benefit'