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BREAKING INVESTIGATION: Abuse, Death at Ferret Factory

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Posted September 2, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

Investigation Update: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors recently confirmed PETA’s findings from its nearly four-month undercover investigation of Triple F Farms, Inc., which is now under federal investigation. Review the agency’s inspection report here.

Personnel with the USDA have inspected Triple F Farms, Inc., a massive ferret-breeding factory farm near Sayre, Pennsylvania, based on evidence that PETA recently presented to the agency following a nearly four-month-long undercover investigation that blew the lid off sickening abuse and neglect of thousands of ferrets at Triple F. Bradford County District Attorney Dan Barrett’s office has reviewed a complaint filed by PETA and is now investigating our findings.



PETA found that Triple F’s owners, supervisors, and workers left ferrets with bleeding rectal prolapses, gaping wounds, herniated organs, painful mammary gland infections, and ruptured, bleeding eyes to suffer and die without veterinary care. Triple F wouldn’t allow workers, including PETA’s investigator, to rescue thousands of newborn and young ferrets—who had fallen through wire cage bottoms 3 feet to the concrete floor below—from accumulated piles and puddles of waste, where the animals were left to die.

Day after day, at least 6,000 ferrets were confined to filthy, severely crowded cages in stifling-hot barns, with hundreds denied food and water. PETA’s investigator witnessed workers who stepped on ferrets, buried them in feces, and threw them into an incinerator alive. Triple F employees cut organs and anal sacs out of inadequately anesthetized ferrets, who cried out in pain.

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The animals who make it out of this hellhole alive face even more misery because Triple F sells ferrets to laboratories around the world for experimentation as well as to pet shops, including Petland. Triple F has had recent contracts worth nearly $2 million with federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Navy.

Help these ferrets by asking CDC director Thomas Frieden to investigate Triple F and determine whether the agency wishes to continue to funnel millions of taxpayer dollars into abusive animal mills like Triple F. Check back for more updates as this case unfolds.

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  • 940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    SHUT THEM ALL DOWN

  • 1317 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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  • 1906 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animal Rights has got to be legislated and any type of cruelty to animals should be a felony, not a misdemeanour. Any type of abuse or neglect, no matter how small the animal, has to be punishable with prison sentences, and fines. (They also need to be put in with tough prisoners who HATE animal cruelty!)

    Until this law is put in place there will always be those who are cowardly sadists taking jobs where they can hurt and see suffering in helpless creatures! Right now the law is ALLOWING them to hurt and abuse innocents! No person with a working brain, (meaning all the natural areas are working properly) would be able to see and allow animals to suffer.

    Activists and ALL good people, must insist on a law for animal rights! In every country! Insist that abusers are punished. Get experimenting BANNED, as this is just cruelty for NO REASON and NO results, except pain for the animals!! What the HELL IS GOING ON? What have these people turned into? Moronic cretins? How did they lose their humanity?

    I do not know how, but whoever does, please get on with getting those laws put in place to keep ALL living creatures safe. And NO TESTING OR EXPERIMENTS ON LIVE ANIMALS. No exporting animals to other countries either!

    All research labs are torture houses. They have NO constructive use at all. Do not get me started on the slaughterhouses either! THAT has also GOT to be BANNED so has the killing of cattle bred for that purpose! People who eat meat, knowing how the animals suffer physically and emotionally, deserve to have heart attacks, which is the main cause of them!

    Sorry, (maybe I am not actually) but those humans are slowly killing themselves, clogging their arteries and damaging their hearts and deserve it. Like the smokers who are killing themselves too! Those who buy and eat meat are the cause of gentle, innocent animals suffering hellishly, just for a few slices of meat!

    So WHY are the governments allowing this ‘research’ torture, when it amounts to NOTHING constructive, or that can help humans! What is the point of it? It should be illegal to abuse animals, when officials know that a great many labs are REFUSING to use animals and are using virtual software instead? WHY ARE THE GOVERNMENT officials so unconcerned and not making it illegal to use animals now?

    It is because they have NO compassion or empathy for animals, that they can easily treat humans with no compassion too! This is why the world has become such a disgusting place to live in, and why there is suffering everywhere! The starving in our countries do not bother them either! They refuse to listen to our pleas for mercy for wildlife and sea mammals, even the endangered ones!

    Ferrets, and ALL animals in labs, MUST be rescued and released. The REAL people getting teams together, will have to see to that. We, the compassionate, have no option but to plan, scheme, and organise, BIG TIME, a solution. We know the ruling officials do not give a damn!

    Let us get justice for the animals. We need our own instant justice army, REAL and genuine strong caring people, who will scare those who continue working in these torture establishments and so getting them ALL shut down! Permanently!

    • 1880 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      This is just one more example of the atrocious things done in the name of humanity!
      Obviously, these people who walk by all this everyday in these mills AND the slaughterhouses have grown accustomed to it, or don’t care, or just simply love it with those sociopathic mind of theirs. However, with all the comments and different organizations out there towards animals, I do believe there are compassionate people out there too!
      What we (fellow compassionate people out there) need to do, is work with what we got, do not be afraid to preach about these things to everyone in subtle ways, and show how vegetarianism or veganism can be a liberating experience, not a limiting one. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I feel better knowing I will never have meat, eggs, and dairy again if I can help it, and I feel wonderful! I simply do not think of certain items as food, and I am happy to not let them have their strong grip on me, as they once did!
      Another issue, I would like to bring up, is please never disown the notion of inspiring younger people of this world about animals. Not every person has to grow up ignorant (Like I was) about meat, or heartless (Like some people get). They can be taught to change and shown how living a life of a vegetarian or vegan is much better in all ways. Show how inspiring your life has become, exaggerate all the positive! It takes 7 positive to make up a negative, so we must work very hard to get away from the mean and angry reputation vegan/vegetarians can get.
      Human babies are our future, so we must teach them the ways of compassion! It can be easy to hate people after seeing horrible people like this all the time, but just remember, humans, especially the young innocents, can be the best workers toward moral superiority! There can be a way to work toward compassion on a grander scale, but only if we incorporate our acceptance of humanity! Like most of us, I was lost, but now I am found. I was blind, but now I see. I was dumb, but now I see.
      Please, if you are a Christian or other similar religion, email me! I am trying to start an underground organization about broadcasting information to our churches. We can provide information, much as we can find. Be it papers, opening booths, showing G or PG videos, talking, or whatever, knowledge is power, and all life should be held sacred since they were made by God! We should not let are fellow believers live in ignorance, if they do not get it, at least it will be a seed. Just like how Christianity was a slow seed growing in us, we must make awareness of the forms of compassion to God’s creation.
      Here is my email: [email protected]

  • 1906 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you so much for bringing this to light. Currently, there are several petitions out there addressing this horror.

    In addition to PETA’s original, there is one on forcechange.org and TWO on change.org.

    We hope to get some signatures to stop this nightmare of suffering. Please search and sign and Share.
    Thank you.

  • 1908 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    As far as I can find out somebody got the bright idea to offer ferrets as lab rats back in the 90’s. The breeders couldn’t make enough money selling them as pets so to help their bottom line they started selling them to lab’s around the world. This government uses them to test new flu vaccines claiming ferrets catch the flu easily, which I don’t believe because the different ones I had for over 25 years had never caught the flu. And when the government uses them as a (animal model) as they call the the animals that are condemned to die in these labs, especially labs that have level 4 containment. Even if the ferrets survive the experiments they are still killed. Nothing leaves a level 4 lab alive. All the animals are incinerated. Using these ferrets and all animals in these labs needs to be stopped. A lot of these researchers get millions in grant money every year to conduct the same experiments over and over just to keep their bread and butter coming in. These people could care less about the animals they use. In this day and age there is no excuse for using animals at all.

  • 1910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am aproaching 60 yrs old & I thought I’d seen the worst side of inhumane acts.Ignorance is not bliss. Turning a deaf ear on those who speak up should be a crime. Ferrets have lit my life up for over 20 yrs & I had no idea this repulsive, unacceptable abuse went on in the USA. I am literally sick to my stomache after watching this horrific clip. Tears won’t dry up, how can I help? Seriously help? [email protected] Facebook/Bonnibluh
    I need to spread the word. Americans need to know of the terror these sweet pets are put through.

  • 1910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG! This is so f*cking SAD! :'(

  • 1912 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Seriously, this video is heartbreaking. It’s literally eating me up inside at the vision of pain and suffering inflicted on these defenceless animals. If only I could take away their hurt and pain I would. It’s beyond me how this is allowed to happen, looking at their small faces, knowing behind it is suffering would be enough for me to put my heart into stopping this barbaric act. Please, please do all you can to stop this cruel keeping of ferrets. Argh crying :'(

  • 1913 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is absolutely heartbreaking. Shut down this hell hole and charge them all with animal cruelty and abuse.

  • 1914 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    HOW COULD ANY HUMAN DO THIS TO HELPLESS FERRETS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP IN AND HELP NOW!!!

  • 1914 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor ferrets D:

  • 1915 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I found it so hard to watch the video, I am in the middle of sending the message now! This caused tears to well up in my eyes 🙁

  • 1915 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    sent my email! those poor creatures…

  • Dan

    1916 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The laws concerning acts of genocide should include ALL LIFE,
    not just human life. “The deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, Race (classification of humans) , religious, or national group.”

  • 1916 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wat kind of person could to this the animals didnt even do anything to them….i hope nothing good happens to the ppl that did this!!!!

  • 1918 days ago

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    Ferrets have been used for lab rats at least since the early 90’s, that’s when I found out about it. What is the Navy using these helpless animals for anyway? How can anyone stop this. The CDC using my and your tax dollars to experiment on these friendly little animals then when they are done with them they are tossed on the dead pile to be disposed of like so much garbage.

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have contacted the DA’s office, CDC and USDA. Hoping for a response as to when this ferret mill can be shut down. I thought Marshall Farms was bad but this is much worse.

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THAT IS TERRIBAL!!!!!! I couldn’t even watch the whole video. What kind of sick person could do something like that?! My message has been sent!!!!

    • 1916 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      i no i cnt belive this

      • 1912 days ago

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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        I couldn’t watch all of it either. Began crying after about 10 seconds and shut it off.

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    AWE! those poor ferrets! 🙁

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor Ferrets. I would hate to be a Peta investigator. How can they resist sneaking all the animals out of there? Try to shut them down!

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ohhhh those poor ferrets 🙁

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