What’s the Difference? For the last 50 years or more, the debate has raged over the role of animals in human society, with particular reference to the ways in which we use them for our benefit. There are fundamental differences between the Animal Welfare viewpoint and the Animal Rights philosophy. Fueling the debate still further has…
A Rainbow of Choices As with developing an appreciation for the different colors and varieties of fine wines or diamonds, consumers can become just as discerning when choosing a mink garment or trim – choosing from an amazing spectrum of colors.
U.S. Mink Production, 2004 – 2018 Past reports are archived by the USDA here (1970 to 1975 and 1977 to current) or can be downloaded from the chart below. Click here for the latest USDA statistics (PDF format).
What is the Humane Care Merit Award Certification Program? The fur industry’s Humane Care Merit Award program, launched in 1989, was one of the first formalized humane care certification programs in U.S.
Undercover Videos: Concerned Citizens or Shameless Self Promoters? In this age of “shock imagery” being used to promote political agendas, it’s easy to paint an entire industry by the actions of a single actor.
How to SuCCeeD! Prior to selling a mink crop, an auction house will subject pelts to close scrutiny and sort them into groups, or bundles, of the same quality. For a farmer to do well during grading, he must focus on four points all year long: Size, Color, Coverage and Density.
Humans & Animals Are Inextricably Tied Together People are part of the natural world, and our relationship with animals is defined in large measure by the natural order.
Wisconsin Mink Farmer Exonerated January 15, 2016 No evidence of animal cruelty was found by state authorities and it has been determined there is no reason for charges to be filed,
FCUSA Calls for Swift Investigation American mink farmers are committed to providing best possible care for their animals.
Do They Depict Reality? These are films are the stuff of nightmares… animal life being taken, legally and illegally, “Animal snuff films” feature footage that is sometimes real but is too often staged.