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Statement on Mink Culling in Denmark

The Danish government has controversially culled millions of mink from farms after a mutated strain of coronavirus was detected in the animals. The cull has now been paused after authorities questioned the legality of such a drastic action. Now, in the US, anti-fur activists are seizing on this tragedy to once again call for unnecessary…

SARS-CoV-2 kills thousands of minks in Utah

By Greg Cima Published on October 28, 2020 At least 8,000 minks have died of infection with SARS-CoV-2 on farms in Utah.Infection seems to be deadlier among older minks. State agriculture authorities in Wisconsin and Michigan also announced Oct. 8 and 9, respectively, that the virus had killed minks on one farm in each state.…

Press Release: COVID-19 Found on Dutch Mink Farm

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Whelan April 26, 2020 541-595-8568   mw@furcommission.com COVID-19 Found on Dutch Mink Farm MEDFORD, OR – Three mink on a Dutch mink farm have tested positive for covid-19, and a second Dutch farm is assumed to be infected with covid-19 as well.   The Dutch Agriculture Ministry said the mink…

Sweden rejects ban on fur farming with reference to scientific facts

Jan 15 2020 – There is no scientific foundation for claiming poor animal welfare in the Swedish mink production, and Minister for Rural Affairs Jennie Nilsson has consequently rejected a ban on fur farming in Sweden. In a debate in the Swedish parliament today the Minister referred to the scientific recommendations of the Swedish Board…

Fur Ban Proposals Are Based on a Dangerous Fiction

by Alan Herscovici, Senior Researcher, Truth About Fur Recent proposals to ban the sale of fur in several US cities and states are based on a fiction – a dangerous fiction – the origins of which can be traced back more than 30,000 years. That’s when, as Yuval Noah Harari recounts in his popular book…

Standard Guidelines for the Operation of Mink Farms in the United States

In 1985, the Fur Farm Animal Welfare Coalition published the nation’s first set of operating Guidelines for the benefit of domestic mink and fox producers in the United States. These Guidelines were designed to assist farmers in assuring a humane environment for the animals under their care. They were prepared by leaders in the U.S.…