PETITION TARGET: Swedish Board of Agriculture
Deprived of their natural habitats, captively-bred mink languish on cruel fur farms in cramped, filthy cages from the day they’re born until the day they’re killed.
These solitary creatures pace restlessly, self-mutilate, and fight with their cage mates, all of which are telltale signs of severe psychological distress and trauma.
After a lifetime of cruel confinement and suffering, these defenseless mink are gassed, electrocuted, bludgeoned, or have their necks broken — all so their fur can be ripped from their bodies and manufactured into products.
Sweden — a major fur-producing country — has banned mink breeding until 2022 following COVID-19 outbreaks at mink farms throughout the world, joining a growing list of nations restricting the dangerous industry.
But the risk of zoonotic disease outbreak is always present at these farms, and a permanent ban is the only viable solution. For the sake of both animal welfare and public health, the torturous fur farming industry in Sweden must end.
Sign this petition urging the Swedish Board of Agriculture to permanently ban mink farming throughout the country.