End Animal Cruelty in Finnish Fur Farms
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.
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