Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International recently toured fur farms in China's Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no regulations governing fur farms in China—farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit—meaning miserable lives and excruciating deaths.
The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings. Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness.
On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun. Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters. Disease and injuries are widespread, and animals suffering from anxiety-induced psychosis chew on their own limbs and throw themselves repeatedly against the cage bars.
Please save the animals from such cruelty and inhumane acts. They maybe only animals, but they are living, breathing things that need our understanding and kindness even if we really are hunting them for our own desires.
We, no matter what age, gender or nationalities, call on WSPA to impose strict penalties for cruelty towards animals and ban farms that do not have strict regulations in control.
The Ban fur farms in Hebei Province for cruelty act towards animals petition to World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) was written by Ling Ning and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.