Lion Farms USA, a fur farm in Ohio, used to hold tens of thousands of minks captive in tiny containers. The poor little animals sat in fear until handlers would pry them out of the cages, viciously kill them, and ultimately skin the creatures for their fur.
Then, some likely well-intentioned person or group of people decided to try and save these animals from such a horrific, torture-filled fate. They released
up to 40,000 of the captive mink - which could have been a good thing.But then authorities started bringing in trappers to painfully catch and kill the escaped animals. They even authorized civilians to slaughter any free-roaming minks they encountered.
This is just plain wrong. Already, most of the animals are dead. Experts estimate that around 10,000 remain alive and free.Ohio government officials must do their part to capture and rehome these animals - without killing them! Sign the petition!
Fur farming is brutally cruel, which is why countries around the world have begun to ban fur farming on their lands. But the U.S. continues to allow this heinous and deadly practice. Fur farming involves skinning mink (as well as other animals like foxes, rabbits, and more), ripping their fur right off of their bodies, in order to use it as a fashion statement on clothing.
Some U.S. states have no protections at all for these animals, meaning cold-blooded corporations are free to do nearly anything.
Lion Farms USA should never have been allowed to operate on U.S. soil, and lawmakers should have banned this practice long ago. But for right now, there are 10,000 confused, frightened, escaped mink that are struggling to stay alive while trappers hunt them down.
We must prioritize their safety!Sign the petition to demand that local authorities in Ohio implement plans to safely catch these freed animals, without doing them harm, then rehome them!