Need Another Reason to Stop Buying Fur? Watch this Sad Footage of Mink Attacking Each Other at a Lithuanian Fur Farm

February 13, 2020
Article by One Green Planet

Upsetting news from the Daily Mail has found that mink on a fur farm in Lithuania are attacking and eating each other in their terrible conditions. The animals were filmed by an animal rights group.

The video shows the mink jumping up and down in their tiny cages and leaping in distress. One part of the video shows an animal has been ripped in half. Animal rights group Open Cages took the video last year to bring light to the terrible fur industry.

See the distressing videos taken by Open Cages at the fur farms. Warning: graphic content.

Open Cages CEO Connor Jackson told the Daily Mail, “Appalling conditions like these are surprisingly common across the fur industry. But there is no excuse for this level of animal abuse. We’re calling on Secretary of State for Environment Theresa Villiers to commit to tackling this issue as the Labour Party has done; use Brexit as an opportunity to ban the sale of fur in the UK. ‘(Do it) before yet more animals lose their lives to this outdated industry.”

See more footage from Lithuanian fur farms:

The UK banned fur farms in 2000, but still allows the import of fur products. FurLithuania, a group representing fur farms, said the video contained “unacceptable scenes,” and said, “The Lithuanian Attorney General’s Office has already started investigations after our legal statement about the origins of the similar video footage distributed by the Empty Cages NGO in 2018. If the death of a mink happens in the farm it is registered in the special journal and the bodies must be placed safely in a refrigerator and later transported to the utilisation company. No one throws dead animals around the farm.”

You can sign this petition to ban fur in the United Kingdom!

It’s time we stop participating in this type of cruelty by opting out of buying products made from animal fur. Read the articles below to learn about how governments, large retailers, fashion designers, and famous personalities are taking a stand against fur!

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