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PostSubject: Fur Farming (Horrible murder)   Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:11 pm

I found this's from the PETA organization, it's about chinese fur farms
WARNING: I didn't streamed the video because it can be too strong for some people ( I cried and vomit when I saw it) i just put the link to the page.

What is fur farming?

Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of animals for their fur.

The first fur farms in North America appeared in the 1860s. Historically, the fur trade played an important economic role in the United States. Fur trappers explored and opened up large parts of North America, and the fashion for beaver hats led to intense competition for supplies of raw materials. Starting in the latter half of the 20th century, producers and wearers of fur have been criticized because of the perceived cruelty involved in animal trapping and because the availability other natural and synthetic fibers that competed with fur.

Today, 85 percent of the fur industry's pelts come from animals raised on farms. The most farmed fur-bearing animal is the mink, followed by the fox. Chinchilla, lynx, and even hamsters are also farmed for their fur. Sixty-four percent of fur farms are in Northern Europe, 11 percent are in North America, and the rest are dispersed throughout the world, in countries such as Argentina and Russia

Opponents of fur farming state that, as with other large scale animal farms, the methods used on fur factory farms are focused on maximizing profits rather on the physical or psychological welfare of the animals.

As with other types of large scale animal farming, living conditions of animals do vary and the extreme cases are ones of much contention. For example, according to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), some fur farmers pack animals into small cages, preventing them from taking more than a few steps back and forth. This crowding and confinement is extremely distressing to mink — solitary animals who may occupy as much as 2,500 acres (10 km²) of wetland habitat in the wild. Life in a cage leads minks to self-mutilate — biting at their skin, tails, and feet — and frantically pace and circle endlessly. Zoologists at Oxford University who studied captive mink found that, despite generations of being bred for fur, minks have not been domesticated and suffer greatly in captivity, especially if they are not given the opportunity to swim. Foxes, raccoons, and other animals suffer equally and have been found to cannibalize each other as a reaction to their crowded confinement.

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales by the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000 and in Scotland by the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Act 2002.

At second reading, the ban in England and Wales was justified principally on grounds of public morality.
In Austria, six of the nine federal states have banned fur farming and in the remaining three there are such strict welfare regulations, in relation to the availability of swimming water, that fur farming is no longer economically viable.

In China, there are no present laws to protect the welfare of animals bred on fur farms.

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PostSubject: Re: Fur Farming (Horrible murder)   Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:09 pm

Have PETA put up a petition to create laws against it? Surely they must be doing something. Let the forum know if there is any, I think everyone here would like to help stop this.
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