Contact USDA and demand maximum fine against Ruby Fur Farm, Inc.
Action Alert from


The Anti-Fur Society
September 2017


Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, USDA Western Region
[email protected]
[email protected]
(970) 494-7478

Sample Message:

"Dear Dr. Gibbens,

Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against Ruby Fur Farm Inc. for their egregious disregard of the Animal Welfare Act by allowing animals to suffer in extreme heat and dangerous conditions. These violations of federal law should NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law."

captive raccoon
Captive raccoon


Our affiliate Fur Free Society, Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) against Ruby Fur Farm Inc., an Iowa farm that repeatedly broke federal law by allowing hundreds of fur-bearing animals to suffer in dangerous and extreme heat conditions.

Temperatures in the metal housing exceeded 100 F degrees and heat indexes reached as high as 122 F degrees on at least four separate dates.

Animals in severe heat distress were panting, drooling, lethargic, breathing heavily, non-responsive to activity around them, and unable to cool off.

Fur Free Society is asking the USDA to impose the maximum fine of $13.75 million ($10,000 per animal affected, per violation) and to immediately terminate any and all licenses held by Ruby Fur Farm Inc.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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