midiamimesUndercover footage exposes the Estonian fur industry

Categories: News

Fur farm fox (Photo: Loomade Nimel)New footage has been made available of the Karjaküla fur farm – the largest in the Baltics – that exposes the poor conditions of intensive fur farming. The video published by Estonian animal rights organisation Loomade Nimel was filmed over the Summer of 2014. The investigation focused on fox cubs who had been separated from their mothers and imprisoned in tiny cages where they were to be ‘grown’ for their fur.
“Seeing the cubs is indeed heartbreaking. Inevitably you cannot help but think: why are they separated from their mothers and why do they have to grow up in a cage?” says Anita Jürson, the spokesperson for Loomade Nimel. “In addition to spending their lives in an unnatural environment, they are also killed at an early age. Fur is in no way essential to us, it is rather a luxury item. We find raising and killings animals for fur unacceptable and tolerating this shows our disregard for animals.”
Undercover footage from the Karjaküla fur farm was first made public last year where gruesome injuries incurred by many of the animals were revealed. The investigation also revealed that Karjaküla had been keeping minks and raccoons without a licence and was not abiding by the environmental regulations.
On the 21st of November 2014, Loomade Nimel will be organising a demonstration outside the Estonian Parliament to demonstrate in favour of a ban on fur farms. At the same time, the animal advocacy NGO and ENDCAP member Loomus will present to the Parliament, through a citizen initiative, a proposal to ban fur farms. This proposal will be discussed by the Parliament within a 3 month period.
Over 1,000 people in Estonia have signed the petition to ban fur farms. According to a recent poll, over half of the population (59%) does not support the use of wild animals solely for fur.

» Contact Looma Denimel
» Read the original article
Share this



Author: ENDCAP