Posted August 24, 2012 by Whitney Calk
Great news! Following PETA’s undercover investigation into Triple F Farms, a massive ferret-breeding operation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has fined the company nearly $17,000 for violating at least eight regulations under the Animal Welfare Act!
Triple F: Failing Ferrets
PETA’s investigation found that Triple F owners, supervisors, and workers left newborn ferrets for dead when they fell through wire cage bottoms 3 feet onto the filthy concrete floor, housed ferrets in severely crowded conditions, and deprived ferrets with bleeding rectal prolapses, gaping wounds, herniated organs, and other painful conditions of veterinary care or euthanasia.
PETA’s investigator also saw ferrets thrown into the trash—and into the facility’s incinerator—while still alive.
Triple F sells ferrets to pet stores and laboratories around the world.
What You Can Do
NEVER buy an animal from a pet store! If you’re looking to add a new member to your family (and have the time and money to do so!), adopt from an animal shelter.
Take action for ferrets by urging the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Procurement and Grants Office to stop the agency from giving taxpayer dollars to Triple F.
Tags: Companion Animals
Hello! My name is Nina, and I am a musician-in-training, and I play 7 instruments. I am a liberal, an LGBT activist, avid reader, composer, singer, and poi spinner. I am vegan, and a strong supporter of animal rights.
I have always lived in Los Angeles but my family and I went to Mexico for my parents wedding. So we came back to LA. I don't like LA but were here already what can I do unless I move out and find my own housing. I have always liked animals and it was til I was like about 14 when I learned about tests they do on animals and I began to explore animal cruelty because I was interested it in it. I have watched videos that just broke my heart so that's why today I'm doing all I can to not buy anything that has harmed an animal and I'm vegetarian .