GENERAL SECRETARIES OF PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
K. Anastasia Gika
Dear Madam General
Following our discussion I remind you and send you attachments from 30/04/2020 with AP: Φ15 / ΜΚ / 50194 / Δ7 your response to a letter entitled "Visits of students to farms and fur companies", which was based on the circular Φ12 / 56/5440 / Δ1 / 15.01.2016 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the previous government, έχω να σας επισημάνω τα εξής:
- Furry animals in farms are not in captivity because they are born, grow and reproduce within these spaces.
- There are no fur animals that come from the natural environment. A very small percentage of furs are produced from wild animals and such do not exist in Greece.
- If we considered fur animals captive the same should apply to chickens, the pigs, lambs and cattle. All this is raised for their meat, milk and milk products and some for their skin (e.g: calves, sheep, bunnies), while fur coats only for their skin. But then we should eliminate all animals from our diet.
After all this, please take care to change the circular in any parliamentary way deemed necessary.. The fur farms are a source of economic development for the prefectures of Kastoria and Kozani and the educational trips of students in them contribute positively to the promotion of knowledge and experience in the generations to come..
The Member of Parliament