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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.…

Animal Extremists Exploit COVID Fears to Propose Ban on U.S. Mink Farming, says Fur Commission USA

Fur Commission USA (FCUSA) PRESS RELEASE (July 6, 2021) Legislators using non-existent threat of COVID to propose ban on U.S. mink farming. Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-3) has introduced a bill to amend the Lacey Act of 1981, HR 4310, to ban all “import, export, transport, sale, receipt, acquirement, or purchase in interstate or foreign…

UK PRESS REGULATOR RULING: ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ‘SIGNIFICANTLY MISLED’ ON LAUNCH STORY OF UK FUR BAN CAMPAIGN

Giles Roca, CEO of British Fur Trade Association In a major blow to those pushing a ban on the sale of fur in the UK, the press regulator in the UK, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), has found that animal rights activists and the Daily Mirror (a national UK tabloid newspaper) published significantly inaccurate…

Soapbox rebuttal from a mink farmer’s daughter

As Scott Beckstead stated in his Soapbox (Herald Journal November 12, 2020), my fondest memories are also of working alongside my father and brothers on our family mink farm as his were of spending time on his grandfather’s mink farm in Idaho. My father started his farm in 1966 and pelted out in 2006. Pelting…

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…

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…