PETA Celebrates End to Dutch Fur Farming

For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in response to the Netherlands’ vote to close all mink farms by the end of the year:

Kind people worldwide are celebrating the impending closure of Dutch fur farms after the Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of banning the breeding of minks, who go insane in hellish, filthy conditions that are breeding grounds for disease and where COVID-19 was recently transmitted from animals to humans. This commonsense move follows appeals and protests by PETA Netherlands, local groups, and Party for the Animals. PETA hopes the Netherlands will be the first of many countries to see the writing on the wall and shut down cruel fur farms or risk being the source of the next pandemic.

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