A number of science-based and/or verifiable reports involving Mink and the potential spread of Covid 19 among Fur Farms in the United States, Canada and Europe. Here are a number of up-to-date resources on mink and coronavirus.
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…
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…
Compiled by the International Fur Federation on November 18, 2020 Facts of the matter There is a temporary measure to cull mink in Denmark due to a strain (“Cluster 5”) of coronavirus. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control notes that concerns around the mutation’s impact on vaccine efficacy lack supporting evidence. The organization…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Whelan April 26, 2020 541-595-8568 email@example.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…
FCUSA: San Francisco’s Attack on Consumer Choice is Unconstitutional Medford, OR— Fur Commission USA (FCUSA) applauds the filing of a lawsuit seeking to overturn San Francisco’s ban on the sale of new fur and fur trimmed coats. The City ordinance/ban prohibits the sale of all fur apparel, including coats, trims, and accessories. It took full…
According to a statement by the two Chinese fur skinners who appeared in the video, two unidentified anti-fur investigators approached the men and offered them lunch (or money to buy lunch) if they skinned an animal alive. The skinners complied, but later regretted the horrific act. The search for beautiful furs played a key role in North American history, but did you know that the fur trade is still important?
Today there are more than 200,000 licensed trappers across the United States.
These trappers are our eyes and ears on the land helping to keep wildlife in balance with available habitat.
Trapping is carefully regulated to ensure we use only part of the surplus that nature produces.
Only abundant fur bearers are used.
Never endangered species
Watch the video to learn more!
The search for beautiful furs played a key role in North American history, but did you know that the fur trade is still important?
If an organization truly cared about the health and welfare of animals, one would imagine they would be pretty big supporters of veterinarians, right?
“It occurred to me that in the U.S., there is a sort of taboo concerning fur. Ironically, many of the girls at this school walk around with lamb carcasses wrapped around their feet, yet somehow it’s not okay for me to drape dead chinchillas around my neck.”