PETA Exposé Shows How a Fur Farmer Kills and Skins Mink

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Written by PETA | February 18, 2015

All around the world at fur farms like this one, minks—as well as rabbits, foxes, and other animals—are crammed into barren cages and have the skin ripped off their bodies, all to make fur coats, collars, and trinkets. Fur farmers use the cheapest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, poison, and gas. At this farm, minks are picked up by their sensitive tails and shoved into a box to be gassed. One mink in this video- like many animals killed for their fur- doesn’t die immediately. The farmer then tried to break his neck against the side of his crude wooden “kill box.”

The fur industry would have you believe that fashion justifies such torture, but there’s never any excuse for such barbaric treatment of animals. The farmer in this video casually described the techniques for ripping the bloody pelts off minks’ bodies, snapping the animals’ penis bones and using old pruning shears to cut off their paws.

Do you have friends or family members who still think that fur is in fashion? Remind them that in some countries, even cats and dogs are skinned alive for their fur, which is then mislabeled and sold to unsuspecting consumers in countries all over the world.

Share this video and encourage them to choose only animal-friendly clothing. Join PETA in the fight to help minks and other animals used for fur.

2 thoughts on “PETA Exposé Shows How a Fur Farmer Kills and Skins Mink

  1. But it looks so good: Have you ever heard the Aesop’s fable about the crow stealing other bird’s feathers? He was not happy with how he looked so he stole the trimmings from other, more colourful birds. No matter how nice he may have looked on the outside, it was all a lie and he was still very ugly underneath. (No offense intended towards real crows, they’re still beautiful and very smart birds)
    Fur is natural: It also breaks apart social bonds in family groups, disrupts the balance of ecosystems and causes species to become endangered or go extinct.
    Fur creates jobs: and puts that money right into the pockets of sweatshop owners, below minimum pays to workers and the industry pulled political strings, threatening enact embargoes that would bankrupt countries in Europe who tried to enforce laws against animal cruelty through fur boycotts, fur traders were willing to let people STARVE TO DEATH for their own profits.

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