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#1    redhen

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:30 AM

An updated 2013 list of fur farms in the U.S.A. and Canada was released recently, anonymously as always.

There is also an accompanying how-to guide to break in and release animals, but I'm not going to post the link. This list above is for educational purposes only. 85% of commercial fur in the U.S. and Canada is farmed, the remainder being trapped.

Militant environmental and animal rights groups are the No.1 domestic terror threat according to the FBI, despite the fact that they have never harmed any human, or animal.

Again, I am not advocating illegal activities as expressed under the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.  

Activism is still allowed, violence is not. I just thought it might be interesting for people in the U.S. and Canada to find out if there is a fur farm in their area, it's not like they are well advertised.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:57 AM

About fifteen years ago, give or take.  An animal rights group released all of the animals.  These poor creatures didn't know any thing about being free.  They all died with in a mile of th farm.  They got ran over.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:08 AM

The release of mink from a UK fur farm has to be the most irresponsible act ever by one of these groups.It's resulted in the deaths of millions of birds and animals where they have established themselves in the wild.Whole populations of other creatures have been wiped out.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

Honestly, there's just no need for this any longer...the artificial/fake fur that you can buy nowadays is wonderful . "Faux fur" is lighter in weight, sheds less, is easy to maintain and is beautiful. No real need to kill any animal just for its fur.

Edited by Lilly, 17 June 2013 - 10:15 AM.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:25 AM

View Postdanielost, on 17 June 2013 - 04:57 AM, said:

About fifteen years ago, give or take.  An animal rights group released all of the animals.  These poor creatures didn't know any thing about being free.  They all died with in a mile of th farm.  They got ran over.
Whose fault is that?  Their captors?  Or their liberators?  

Better they died a mile from the farm than on the farm.   Better the farm scums didn't make a dollar of profit off of their deaths than full profits.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

View PostLilly, on 17 June 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:

Honestly, there's just no need for this any longer...the artificial/fake fur that you can buy nowadays is wonderful . "Faux fur" is lighter in weight, sheds less, is easy to maintain and is beautiful. No real need to kill any animal just for its fur.
And there is also so much old fur. The second hand stores here (and there are plenty. Hipster, ay!) are packed with all kind of furs, and all for low prices. If you want to wear a real fur, get an old one and honour the dead animal by wearing it.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

I understand the concern about freeing mink, I thought about it too. However I couldn't find any studies that had been conducted that demonstrated a significant negative effect on the native fauna. If anyone has read such a study could you please post the info?

What I found unbelievable was that Denmark leads in the number mink farms, ahead of the U.S. and Canada. It's such a small country, it's citizens cannot claim ignorance, surely.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

Heres a few on the mink

http://onlinelibrary...99.00431.x/full

http://books.google....al MINK&f=false

http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC1560273/

http://www.swetswise...34&hostType=PRO


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

View PostFarmerboy, on 17 June 2013 - 01:34 PM, said:

Heres a few on the mink

First journal; "Introduced by accidental escapes from fur farms, the American mink Mustela vison Schreb. was first recorded to breed in the British countryside in the late 1950s, since when it has rapidly colonized most of the waterways of Britain"

Last abstract; "Feral American mink (Mustela vison Schreb.) is possibly the greatest predation threat for vertebrate biodiversity in Europe, being linked to a wake of drastic declines and even local extinctions behind their invasion. The mink is a North American species, which escaped to North European environments over 80 years ago from fur farm"

There are studies on feral mink that were introduced 50 -80 years, much like other alien species that have overrun native fauna. What I'm looking for are studies about mink released by animal advocates.

Thanks for the work though, it shows an another example of the consequence of introduced alien species.

For those that might be interested, the ALF document that I referred to is called;

The Final Nail #4 Complete Guide to Destroying the Fur Industry

You can easily find it. There is other info besides the clandestine tips, which honestly, any Boy Scout worth his salt could figure out.

Edited by redhen, 17 June 2013 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

Interesting site. They list fur farms, and also lab breeders, suppliers for the industry in general, slaughterhouses, fur trade associations and magazines...
I only hit a couple of my home states, but I also found it interesting how many notes of "may be closed- investigation needed" there was, along with notes of years old information. I really hope this site isn't just putting up the same information over and over without first checking to see if their information is still accurate- it would suck for a homeowner to have activists trespass and such based on old or inaccurate information.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

Doesn't sound like it.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

View Postredhen, on 17 June 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:



There are studies on feral mink that were introduced 50 -80 years, much like other alien species that have overrun native fauna. What I'm looking for are studies about mink released by animal advocates.

Thanks for the work though, it shows an another example of the consequence of introduced alien species.



Those were the only papers that I could find that allowed access without a login although some of the others I could see did mention releases. Id imagine that the impact would be worse than the escapees with larger numbers of animals.

I know that the lakes around me were hit hard after the activists released the mink. All the waterfowl are gone by my lake now bar a swan or two, there are fewer rabbits and hares etc. I saw one cruzing round my field, didn't care about me, no natural fear.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

View PostFarmerboy, on 17 June 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:

I know that the lakes around me were hit hard after the activists released the mink. All the waterfowl are gone by my lake now bar a swan or two, there are fewer rabbits and hares etc. I saw one cruzing round my field, didn't care about me, no natural fear.

Yes, I would imagine these planned releases have an impact, that's why I have mixed feelings about them. I can understand the motivation, but I think it's a band aid solution. There's no reason to raise mink or other fur bearing mammals in the first place, except of course to make money. It's not like people would freeze to death without them, it's just a fashionable trend which hopefully will wain.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

View PostYamato, on 17 June 2013 - 10:25 AM, said:


Whose fault is that?  Their captors?  Or their liberators?  

Better they died a mile from the farm than on the farm.   Better the farm scums didn't make a dollar of profit off of their deaths than full profits.

Their liberators.

The rest of your post is pathitic.  The more fur farms there are the less need to trap animals and maybe have the animal cheew it's own foot off or bleed to death.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:47 PM

View Postdanielost, on 17 June 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

The more fur farms there are the less need to trap animals and maybe have the animal cheew it's own foot off or bleed to death.

But that begs the question, why kill animals for their fur at all, when there are much cheaper and more efficient materials?





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