Members of the national parliament’s House of Peoples failed to pass a postponement of fur farm ban, to be enforced in 2018. The postponement of ten years, defined in the amendments to the law on animal welfare adopted in the House of Representatives, wasn’t supported by the majority of HoP members from Republika Srpska entity. According to the entity vote rules, a piece of legislation must be supported by a majority of lawmakers from both entities to be passed.
According to the 2009 law, Bosnian fur farms were supposed to redefine their business by 2018.
A group of anti-fur activists protested what they see as erosion of the 2009 law during the HoP session.
Last week, actress and PETA ambassador Pamela Anderson wrote to HoP speaker Bariša Čolak, urging him to support the fur farming ban.