PETITION: Ban Fur Farms in the United States
TARGET: Trump Administration
The fur industry continues to grow with demand specifically spiking in China. There are growing concerns about how the heightened popularity will increase the production of fur in the US. More than 50 million animals are violently killed for use in fashion every year. Right now farmed animals, animals taken from the wild then bred on the farm, are kept in rows of small barren wire cages – not unlike those used in puppy mills. They are typically trapped for their entire lives before they are killed by gassing, electrocution, or neck breaking.
One of the biggest problems in the U.S. is that furbearing animals that are farmed aren’t considered wild animals, and are not considered domestic either. According to research conducted by Born Free, state wildlife agencies want to pass responsibility over to the agriculture agencies, but agriculture agencies just want to pass it back. In the end, these animals are left without protection from the Animal Welfare Act and the Humane Slaughter Act and are exempt from most state anti-cruelty laws. There are also no rules about how these animals should be housed or cared for. We need your help getting the petition signed to grant anti-cruelty laws that will eventually lead to the end of fur farms!
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