Facts about fur farms : factory farming harms the environment and are home to corona virus

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Intensive farming participates to global warming like all farming operations. They impact the land and waste natural resources

There can be serious environmental consequences of fur factory farming. In this section, you'll find a short list of the most serious cases of environmental damages caused by fur factory farming that have no reported equivalence in faux fur production. Intensive farming is the least efficient use of our planet's natural resources. In addition, fur factory farming is home for deadly bacterias and viruses (like coronavirus) and represent a major risk for human health.

Holland 2020

Holland 2020

Cases of corona virus identified in mink farms pose a significant risk

Russia 2017

Russia 2017

In Russia, an important fur producer, thousands of carcasses are left in the nature, causing serious health hazards. It is a direct threat for wildlife due to the spread of virus and bacterias. This irresponsible behavior degrades the soils and local rivers.

France 2018

France 2018

Landeronde mink factory farm has rejected contaminated waters for years in the local river, causing serious damages to the wildlife. They used to provided luxury brands.

Canada september 2017

Canada september 2017

Giant factory farm threatens the quality of life for locals due to smells and toxic emissions.

France january 2017

France january 2017

New significant environmental degradation in fragile ecosystem observed in France

Argentina 2016

Argentina 2016

Beavers introduced by the fur industry are now a cause of calamity in the Nature

Canada and around the World. 2016

Canada and around the World. 2016

Fur farms is home to deadly Aleutian virus. This deadly virus transfers from farmed animals to wild animals very easily. Read the study.

Spain June 2016

Spain June 2016

In spain the American mink, which have escaped from fur farms, are a major threat for the local ecosystem. Go to link.

France May 2016

France May 2016

Mink farmer sentenced to 6 month of jail after 15 years of environmental damages in local rivers. Go to link.

Still not green 2016

Still not green 2016

Self claimed "sustainable industry" for a decade, the fur sector is still not green as implied by this article and what insiders confirm.

China May 2015

China May 2015

Europeans furs are sent to be chemically processed. Here in and around Daying town in Hebei Province, rivers are heavily polluted by industrial waste coming from fur processing industry. Go to link

Dakota USA 2015

Dakota USA 2015

Locals are disturbed by animal noises and odors and are concerned about the safety risk posed by the "exotic" animals. They also cite a real estate agent's report that their property values could decrease by about 20 percent because of the risk posed by the exotic animals in the neighborhood.

toxic fur trade

toxic fur trade

fur trade linked to water contamination in Minnesota

France

France

In this huge intensive farm (10 000 mink), toxic manure flows directly into the wild environment

Washington

Washington

In april 1, 2013 the Washington departement of ecology fined two Washington state-mink farms 48 000 dollars for discharging watter contaminated with manure into nearby creeks that support important salmon spawning habitat.

Chile

Chile

February 2015, the latin american herald tribune, recalled how imported animals by the fur industry, such as mink or beavers are linked to the destruction of local ecosystems. The proliferation of those animals are now a threat to biodiversity in southern Chile and caused a serious imbalance for local habitats. The same happened in Europe or in the USA.

Washington

Washington

Finland

Finland

Finland

Finland

In august 2014 it was found that fur farming in Finland was responsible of the presence of deadly bacterias like E-coli, in local streams.

Nova scotia (Canada)

Nova scotia (Canada)

In Canada, dozens of lakes and natural habitats are being destroyed by mink factories, despite local NGO’s actions. “They say it’s a green product and, yes, it is. All our lakes are green,” says a local…

Fur : little nature - lots of chemicals

In 2016, the scientific experts of the Bremer Institute, analysed several fur items some of them sold for children. They found out that most of the fur items were loaded with chemicals, including formaldehyde and nonylphenol. It is important to acknowledge fur, as a finished product, contains many volatile chemical components. Those chemicals are bought in large proportion to the chemical industry in order to process the millions of skins produced per year and make them marketable.

Read the study here.

Spain June 2016

In spain the American mink, which have escaped from fur farms, are a major threat for the local ecosystem. Go to link.

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