After completing an 18-month undercover evaluation of 16 facilities,
Sweden-based Animal Rights Alliance is calling on the national
government to ban mink farms.
In clear demonstration that fur farms are in violation of animal welfare
laws, the videos show hundreds of the clever, beautiful wild animals
that normally spend much of their time in water being imprisoned in
crowded wire cages.
The animals display neurotic behavior such as repetitive motions without
purpose and even cannibalism from mothers to their young as well as
littermates eating one another as a symptom of their extreme stress.
The animal activists further reported that sick and injured animals
received no treatment and dead animals were left in the cages with
Regarding the appalling situation, Animal Rights Alliance spokesperson
Lina Flyren said, “This is more a political question than a matter for
Such serious breaches of the animal protection laws at 20% of mink farms…
is … representative of mink farms in general. We want a ban –that’s all we’re going to argue for.”
Ms. Flyren, Animal Rights Alliance and other advocates, we join in your
concern and thank you for your dedication on behalf of the wild minks.
May the day come soon that humans live in loving harmony with the animals and all aspects of our natural world.