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
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Well let's just say life ain't always beautiful but it's a beautiful ride. I love all my pets and would do anything for them. I have one dog, two cats, a ferret and my babygirl shaymin,(the cutest hedgehog alive) I'm into all different kinds of music. I'm a singer myself and love art.
I want to get into marketing but not have to rely on people which have different morals and worldviews than I do to hire me. While I'm figuring this out, I want to show everyone what I believe in and spur them into action against injustices.
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