Mink Fur Farms 2008

Posted in Fur News by ALib on the December 3rd, 2008

10% Less Minks
Killed in 2008!!

Over 6 million less minks were killed on fur factory farms worldwide in 2008 compared to 2007, according to fur industry sources.

The media polished fur industry are always adept at avoiding the truth where possible and hate revealing news that puts them in a bad light. Which make the decrease in the “world mink production” (fur industry terminology) all the more interesting.

After rabbits, minks are most used and abused animal within the fur trade. Rabbits aren’t deemed important enough to keep figures on how many are murdered but it is estimated anywhere from 300 million to 1 billion are skinned each year for their fur.

The fur industry is largely propped up by a handful of countries. China (25.3%) and Denmark (27.2%) account for over half the minks killed on fur

factory farms.
China has no animal welfare laws (Countries like Denmark and the Republic of Ireland like to talk about having welfare laws in regard to fur factory farming, even if these welfare laws are useless.)

This year over 51 million (51.12 million) minks were caged, deprived, abused and eventually killed for their fur. They did not have the right not to be murdered, to have bodily integrity, to have freedom or not to be treated as property. Although the figures for foxes, whose species members are the 3rd most killed animal on fur factory farms, are not yet known for this year, it was about 7 to 8 million for 2007. A drop of over 10% to the 2nd most used species on fur factory farms is a serious blow for the industry.
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