A Shocking Look Inside Swedish Fur Farms
In a year and a half, investigators from the Animal Rights Alliance toured 20 percent of fur farms in Sweden. Shocking photos and video footage taken during the investigations document the routine cruelty suffered by minks on Swedish fur farms.
Minks are semi-aquatic, solitary animals who may occupy up to 2,500 acres of wetland habitat in the wild. On fur farms, minks are crammed into filthy, wire cages and are never allowed to feel the earth beneath their feet or dive into a cool stream. They often suffer from open wounds and infections, receiving no veterinary care. Crowding and confinement on fur farms also causes minks severe psychological distress, and they often can be seen bobbing their heads and pacing. Investigation photos reveal that many minks even resort to self-mutilation and cannibalism.
Images ©Animal Rights Alliance
Every year, the fur industry heartlessly kills approximately 50 million animals, many of whom are skinned alive. But you can help us fight this cruelty. Pledge to grow your own fur this winter so that animals can keep theirs by fashioning a ‘stache to spread the word about the cruel fur industry!