Open Cages CEO Connor Jackson told the Daily Mail, “Appalling conditions like these are surprisingly common across the fur industry. But there is no excuse for this level of animal abuse.
We’re calling on Secretary of State for Environment Theresa Villiers to commit to tackling this issue as the Labour Party has done; use Brexit as an opportunity to ban the sale of fur in the UK. ‘(Do it) before yet more animals lose their lives to this outdated industry.”
The UK banned fur farms in 2000, but still allows the import of fur products. FurLithuania, a group representing fur farms, said the video contained “unacceptable scenes,” and said, “The Lithuanian Attorney General’s Office has already started investigations after our legal statement about the origins of the similar video footage distributed by the Empty Cages NGO in 2018.
If the death of a mink happens in the farm it is registered in the special journal and the bodies must be placed safely in a refrigerator and later transported to the utilisation company.
No one throws dead animals around the farm.”
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This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 13 February 2020.
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