In a year and a half, investigators from the Animal Rights Alliance toured 20 percent of fur farms in Sweden. Shocking
photos and video
footage taken during the investigations document the routine cruelty
suffered by minks on Swedish fur farms.
Minks are semi-aquatic, solitary
animals who may occupy up to 2,500 acres of wetland habitat in the wild. On fur
farms, minks are crammed into filthy wire cages and are never allowed to feel
the earth beneath their feet or dive into a cool stream. They often suffer from
open wounds and infections, receiving no veterinary care. Crowding and
confinement on fur farms also causes minks severe psychological distress, and
they often can be seen bobbing their heads and pacing. Investigation photos reveal
that many minks even resort to self-mutilation and cannibalism.
Images © Animal Rights Alliance
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