25,000 Signature Petition Asks Swedish Officials To Ban Fur Farms
24 March 2015
Concerned Citizens Join PETA in Requesting a Reprieve for Animals
London – As European consumers give fur the cold shoulder and bans on fur farming are introduced across the continent, PETA are rushing Swedish authorities a petition – with the support of more than 25,000 people – calling on them to make the compassionate decision to ban the farming of all animals for their fur. While 75 mink farms continue to operate in Sweden, a recent poll showed that eight out of 10 Swedes want to see fur farming banned across the country.
“Swedish consumers have already turned their backs on this vile industry in droves”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA are calling on lawmakers to take the next compassionate step for animals and their constituents by enacting a full ban on this unacceptable, cruel industry.”
As documented by PETA and Paloma Faith, minks on Swedish fur farms are crammed into small wire cages covered with faeces and infested with maggots. Dead and dying animals are left to rot in their cages, while others suffer from open wounds, often a result of cannibalism or self-mutilation.
The last remaining chinchilla farm in Sweden was closed at the end of last year after failing to meet regulations, and Swedish authorities have previously banned fox farming.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.