Stop the Oregon Mink Farms

Stop the Oregon Mink Farms

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Jasmine Yardumian started this petition to Kate Brown

You would think that a country as "advanced" (as us American's claim) as the United States of America is, that we wouldn't resort to horrible, cruel methods to get a cute outfit or hot makeup look. As much as I wish I could say this, Oregon still keeps mink farms. Minks are adorable furry creatures that are spunky and full of life. They are great communicators and are related to the common pet ferret. These cruel fur farms are the main threat to minks! Not even natural predators take out these bundles of fur. Why would you want to get rid of such an adorable creature when there are hundreds of faux fur coats and lashes that make you even more beautiful because you didn't end an innocent creature's life.

If you look up Mink Farm Skinning and go to the images section, there is visual proof of piles of minks without their pelts; and it is truly heart-breaking, horrifying, and infuriating. What's worse is the statistics because 4 million minks are killed each year in just the U.S. 

When raised in tiny cages, these amazing animals try to form actual coping mechanisms, but it leads in aggression and self-mutilation. This is because of abnormal brain development from poor welfare and conditions. 

Minks are killed by being gassed or electrocuted. When being gassed, the cruel "farmers" pack anywhere from 30-100 minks at a time in a cage. So as if killing them wasn't enough, they need to make it as stressful and terrifying as possible.

Why do we need to kill others for our own gain. Because it's all we've known? Because society decided that murdering animals is okay? Because a cute coat is more important than killing 50-60 minks per coat? 

Companies that say they "only get it from brushing mink fur" are liars. Minks don't need to be brushed. They have a natural coat that was designed for them because they are WILD ANIMALS. NOT TOOLS TO GET NEW LASHES OR COATS. They cannot be cage-free because they were born to be human free. To live in the wild where humans aren't typically around. In farms they cannot do what minks like to do such as burrow, swim, bathe, or even sometimes get necessities like food or water. 

If humans don't tolerate people being abused and neglected, then why on Earth are we okay with animals enduring the very thing we execrate and condemn others for?

Help by banning it, one place at a time.

 

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