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Finnish Fur Farms Not as Humane as Billed

Written by PETA | March 14, 2011

Fox pups cannibalizing each other, animals crammed into cages alongside rotting corpses, and foxes with missing legs and ears—these are just a few of the horrors uncovered during an investigation of 83 Finnish fur farms by Finnish animal rights organization Oikeutta Eläimille (Justice For Animals). Shockingly, most of the farms were certified for humane treatment of animals. If humane treatment is defined as gaping wounds, missing body parts, and rampant untreated infections, what must the uncertified farms be like?

Among the “certified” farms that were investigated was one belonging to the chair of Finnish Fur Sales, a huge auction company that consistently hypes fur farming as humane. Farms belonging to the chair and vice chair of the Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association were also videotaped. Even the Finnish prime minister is connected to the fur industry, and her farm was filmed as well. On all the farms belonging to these high-ranking furriers, Oikeutta Eläimille documented the same intense suffering and lack of veterinary care as on the other certified farms.

Fur from Finland is exported all around the world. So the next time that someone tries to tell you that “ranched fur” is humane, show them this video.  

Written by Michelle Sherrow

 

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  • emmy jepson says:

    would these animals still have been killed or were they rescued? x

  • dee says:

    i am heartbroken for these precious little animals, they should be running free, and have the chance to experience life as God gave it to them!

  • vicky says:

    This video is so sad. How could anyone ever hurt such beautiful animals? I would like to know if the people who do this would like it done to them. These animals don’t ask for this kind of life. They belong in the wild.

  • JEAN says:

    DISGUSTING. THAT PEOPLE DO THIS TO ANIMALS. IT IS ABUSE. IT SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED. NEVER.

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Truly disgraceful. Its time it was realised that fur belongs on the beautiful animals that was born with it, not heartless, brainless, ugly-hearted people. Shame on all fur-farms and the countries that support them.

  • dore elisabeth says:

    stop a ces massacres

  • lisa says:

    Oh My GOD…this is the most disturbing thing I have ever seen !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike says:

    It’s videos like these that are part of my answer when somebody asks me why I care so much about animals and why I am a PETA member. Lots of my friends love animals, but when it comes to horrific things such as this, they always say “Oh I can’t watch it…”. Yes, it is atrocious, and vicious and makes your blood boil, but I think that if you can’t stomach such things like this, then you’ll never truly understand how much I care about animals. Not that they care any less, but sometimes you have to get things that spur you into action, and this is just one of many. Please forgive my rambling statements, sometimes there are just so many things that come to mind when I come across these campaigns that I can’t always put them together coherently. Thank you all for bearing with me…

  • Eileen says:

    This is horrendous. Breaks my heart that these animals suffer so dreadfully. I would like to see the faces of these people, who are sub human. We have to fight harder to stop this cruelty. I am going to work even harder to ban Fur. I will also write to as many Finnish officials and embassies as I can. I hope all the people connected to animal fur ROT IN H—. God bless all these innocent animals.

  • andy says:

    this has to stop!!! let the animals be free!!please save those animals, they are meant to be in their environment,stop wearing fur,you can use a sweater instead!!

  • AUDREY says:

    I SEE THE FINNISH PEOPLE OR ANY PEOPLE THAT TO THIS TO ANY LIVING ANIMAL OR HUMAN DON’T DESERVE TO WALK THE EARTH – I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE ANYTHING WITH FUR MADE FROM A ANIMAL – ALL THIS HAS TO STOP – SHOULD LOCK THESE PEOPLE IN A GAGE AND DO TO THEM WHAT THEY DO TO THESE ANIMALS – CAN YOU IMAGING WHAT THEY WOULD DO TO THERE KIDS !!!!!!!!

  • kathy says:

    “Humane” is just a trendy marketing word that means nothing when it comes to using animals for food and clothing. Oh, and I hope karma gets them back ten-fold.

  • Allie says:

    That is not our fur to take! These poor defenseless animals did nothing wrong to deserve such torture. They deserve to be free of all that pain and suffering

  • Edusco says:

    Let’s put these sons of a gun behind bars too – into jail !

  • Clive says:

    We will NEVER travel to Finland and will tell all the people we know and there are many, about this shame!

  • Nightjar says:

    We need to stop this!! Thank God for PETA in exposing these sick bastards!

  • jason schwartz says:

    Fur is worn by beautiful animals and UGLY people. How we can be so cruel to such amazing animals is beyond me. If there is no demand for fur clothing then these fucks would be outta business. Supply and demand my friends. Spread the word and help shut these barbarians down for good. Fur is worn by beautiful animals and UGLY people!!!!!!!!

  • BobWeaver says:

    Shame on Finland and their PM. She should resign in shame, and she is nothing but a fur hag !!!! How evil she must be not to be compassionate towards fur animals.

  • laura liguori says:

    ma quanto sono stupide le donne!

  • DISGUSTED! says:

    To the humans who can watch and let this happen and not do anything about it…oh i honestly have no words to describe for those disgusting “people”

  • Linda says:

    This cruelty has to end!!!!

  • Moema Mutran says:

    Finland???? How can they still act as Barbarians? Chineses doing that I can understand, but in Finland? Unbelievable….

  • SICKEND says:

    When is this going to stop??? Why such cruelty. We call ourselves human beings? These Poor creatures. This is beyond words. I’m sick.

  • lisa hurley says:

    WHAT IS WRONGGGG WITH THESE PEOPLE??? I HOPE THEY ALL SUFFER AND BURN IN HELL FOR THIS BULLSHIT!

  • magreth sjökvist says:

    This allows you cry, it hurts my heart, when the hell will people understand and stop buying fur for all animals. This may just not happen in our time.

  • Carolyn says:

    I hope the people ( if you can call them that ) who are responsible for these poor innocent animals suffering have a fate far worse than what they put these animals through. May they Burn In Hell for eternity!!!!

  • Amy Hass says:

    This disgusts and angers me at how greedy and cold hearted some humans are. We are close to judgement day and those will be judged for their actions!

  • megs says:

    what the hell is wrong with people, how can anyone thin that its ok for animals to live like this, i cant even express in words how this makes me feel, is anything being done about this???

  • Anna says:

    Is this a joke? this is horrendous! im surprised those animals with one leg cut off aren’t screaming in pain. I just don’t understand people anymore, how they are able to do this to living creatures that feel pain,sadness,happiness,ect;just as we do, and not feel shame or regret to what they are doing to these poor defenseless animals. It’s just beyond me.

  • Kathie Pait says:

    How HORRIFIC!!! How INHUMANE that these animals should go through such torcher so you can wear their SKIN!!! The same should be done to YOU!!!! Wear your OWN SKIN and be happy!

  • sof ioannou says:

    Such EVILNESS..

  • Berit Hagen says:

    No fur farm is humane. Case closed!

  • fabiana bevis says:

    Shame on you all!

  • Stef says:

    Why I believe some pple should b executed….this is sick

  • Kimi-k says:

    That breaks my heart. It just makes me want to fight harder to open people’s eyes to the cruelty that’s behind the fur industry!

  • CrystalA says:

    MY GOD! How do people get away with this??

  • Liz says:

    Blessed Lord, that was the most sickening thing I’ve ever had the misfortune to see. “Humane” my rear end.

  • Spiderwoman says:

    Shame on this horrific crime! I ask myself how far the human beast is ready to go before the very end of this tormented planet?????????

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