• Petitioned Pekka Lintu

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Ambassador of Finland to the U.S.
Pekka Lintu

End Animal Cruelty in Finnish Fur Farms

    1. Petition by

      Born Free USA

An undercover investigation has exposed the shocking truth about Finnish fur farms. 

The Finnish animal rights organization, Oikeutta Elaimille, has obtained and released a horrifying investigative video exposing the plight of foxes, minks and other animals raised for their fur in Finland.  The research group visited 80 fur farms in 2010 and the material uncovered is shocking:  foxes without legs, puppies eating dead puppies, huge open wounds, serious untreated injuries, stereotypical behavior, cannibalism, animals not able to walk, serious eye and gum infections, and decomposing animals left in cages with their living mates.

More than 30 percent of the farms investigated are certified.  However, certification seems to be a scheme created by fur farmers to market their farms as “humane,” considering the certified farmers kept animals in the same condition (or worse!) as did farmers who were not certified.

At a time when more and more consumers are turning their backs on fur, countries such as Finland and our very own United States should be joining Great Britain, Austria and Croatia in banning this cruel practice.

Please write to the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C., to express your concern and to encourage Finland to ban the cruel practice of fur farming.


Recent signatures


    1. E.U. mandated inspections find animal welfare violations at more than half of Finnish fur farms:

    2. Reached 2 signatures
    3. Finland Fur Prices Skyrocket Due to Demand From Fashion Industry

      The Finnish Fur Sales Auction was held yesterday in the city of Vantaa, and a record number of buyers showed up to bid on animal pelts. Over 700 buyers from all over the world flocked to the auction block, causing the prices of mink and fox fur to...

    4. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dianne McGonigle DURHAM, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      NYT!!!!! this is most disturbing. How can you condone this misery

    • jaana jaakkola HUDDINGE, SWEDEN
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop all Fur Farms in Finland!!! Lopettakaa kaikki turkistarhat Suomessa !!!!

    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago


    • Dhyan Story AUBURN, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      This has got to stop!

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohandas Gandhi

    • doreen rosanen SCARBOROUGH, NV
      • over 3 years ago

      Finland - you are most good at everything, now , all you must do is stand strong and

      Godly, and stop fur-farming. You have the intelligence to make money other than

      hurting God's beautiful, wonderful animals.... boy, I have truly been let down by Finland

      my Mother's country, so please let me have highest respect for Finland,please stop

      fur-farming. China is one of the worst animal abuser countries in the world and you

      hurt and kill animals for those lowly, people.... better change fast, or your country will

      not get the respect and recognition it should, please do not let this Finn down.


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