Recently released undercover footage captured by Humane Society International (HSI) shows just how many animals are needlessly suffering in Romania's abusive chinchilla farms. Nineteen other European nations have banned chinchilla fur farming, and it is time Romania does the same!
Sign now to demand Romania's Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă ban fur farming!
HSI's shocking investigation confirmed the worst fears of animal advocates around the world: that Romania's chinchilla fur farms are rampant with abuse against thousands of innocent animals. In the videos, chinchillas are seen trapped in tiny cages, all alone, despite being highly social creatures in the wild. Most cages have piles of excrement and many of the poor animals were literally trying to chew their way out of captivity.
On top of that, female chinchillas are forced to endure some of the most gruesome and unnatural breeding tactics. Females are pushed into a nearly endless cycle of pregnancy, sometimes being forced to mate again only hours after giving birth. These same chinchillas are often seen literally wearing collars or braces to prevent them from escaping their cage during forced mating. How can such a horrendously violent process still be legal in a European Union country?
Luckily, following the release of the horrific footage, members of the country's National Liberal Party have drafted and submitted a bill to Parliament that would entirely ban mink and chinchilla farming in the country.
Animal welfare laws are on the rise across the continent and world, and there is no better time than now for the Prime Minister to support these efforts to ban the farming of mink and chinchilla fur in the country. Sign the petition now to tell Nicolae Ciucă: end the violent, abusive industry of fur farming for good in Romania!