Stop fur farm from exploiting and killing Endangered Gray Wolves for Their Fur

Stop fur farm from exploiting and killing Endangered Gray Wolves for Their Fur

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Shari Kosel started this petition to Eureka Township

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June 14, 2019 UPDATE: Court Rules Gray Wolves With Some Dog Genes are Protected by Endangered Species Act

Read the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment

The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center filed the lawsuit in 2017 against Fur-Ever Wild, a Minnesota-based business, alleging that the facility displays wolf pups in a petting zoo and later skins them for their fur.

In October the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued Fur-Ever Wild, based in Minnesota, for violating the Endangered Species Act by killing grey wolves. Fur-Ever Wild owner Teresa Petter is accused of exploiting wolves as puppies, by selling “pet n’ play” sessions to the general public. When the wolves get too old to handle, Petter kills and skins the wolves — selling their fur pelts in the gift shop.

Shut Down Fur-Ever Wild





“Fur-ever Wild” sounds like a cute place to take the whole family. Described as an educational petting zoo, “pet-and-plays” with wolf puppies are still allowed if you "volunteer". They advertise it will only cost you $20 dollars for 20 minutes. For the puppies, it will eventually cost them their lives.

The wolf pups are trotted out for cute photos. Once the pups are too old for the “pet-and-plays,” they will be introduced to captive wolf packs  and eventually killed for their fur. The truth is “Fur-ever Wild” is just a side business of a fur farm. Before they make money on the furs of the animals, they exploit them for more profit at these petting zoos.

We must stand against such exploitation and cruelty. No matter where you live, we need your support.

Before the wolf pups are put in the arms of posing children and adults, they are taken from their mother after they are only days old. Their eyes haven’t even opened when they are removed. It’s a start of a horrible journey “Fur-ever Wild” won’t be broadcasting to their guests. When "volunteers" give their $20 dollars they will have no idea they are financing the death of the very pups they want hold.

A business model built on breeding animals for such a fate in inhumane and should be stopped. Together we can stop “Fur-ever Wild” from expanding and send a message to similar businesses their time is up.

Tell Lakeville, MN to shut down “Fur-ever Wild”. Please sign and share our petition today.

To find out more information, please visit these recent news articles:

Read the 2012 deposition where Terri Petter admits to pelting all the animals when their fur is "in prime".

Fur-Ever Wild: Is Minnesota petting zoo/slaughterhouse for sale?

Dakota County fur farm meets deadline for moving wild animals

'Fur' Sale

Deadwood adopts dangerous wild/exotic animal ordinance

Lead passes first reading of updated animal ordinance

Lakeville-area fur farm Fur-Ever Wild sparks controversy with S.D. expansion

Deadwood delves deeper into proposed exotic animal ordinance

Township Orders Removal of Exotic Animals from Minnesota Fur Farm

Wolf Pup Exhibitor Endangers Animal and Human Health

Hey, Lady With The Wolf Petting Farm--Take A Hike

State Board Hears Deadwood Wolf Petting Zoo App Wednesday; Expert Raises Health, Safety Concerns

Residents howl about wolf education center opening in Deadwood


Fur-Ever Wild granted permit with some conditions

Opponents of proposed Deadwood petting zoo claim it is front for fur farm

USDA Called to Investigate Minnesota Wolf-Fur Farm on Eve of South Dakota Hearing

Previous articles: Minnesota Court of Appeals From the current lawsuit... "testimony from Petter that she was operating a "fur farm" and that every one of her animals would be skinned":

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