In the Netherlands, 5.6 million minks live on fur farms. When they are born, they have a miserable life ahead. After only 8 weeks they are taken away from their mother, ‘causing them to lack a normal development. They can’t exhibit natural behavior in their cages, which causes behavioral problems as well. The young mink starting biting themselves and others, often making large, open wounds. The footage on this site shows that the wounds are not been taken care of by the minkbreeder. Besides the wounds, you can see that the animals continue to repeat the same behavior, stereotypic behavior. This is caused by boredom and frustration, the absence of natural conditions drives them literally crazy.
You can help these animals by not buying their fur. Many shops in the Netherlands sell jackets with real fur collars. You recognize real fur on the smooth, light hairs and the leather from which the hairs have grown. Do not rely on the salesman, but check it yourself.
To get attention for the minks in the fur industry, Ongehoord had a poster printed. Hang it at your job, your school, football canteen, library. Click on the button below if you want to spread the poster.
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