New LCA Investigtion Leads to Charges for Fur Farm
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

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LCA Last Chance for Animals
May 2018

The footage captured in LCA’s investigation reveals numerous incidents of animal suffering and neglect among the 40,000 mink that live, and die, at Millbank Fur Farm each year.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced today that an Ontario mink farm was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty.

black mink
Wild, free mink...

Watch undercover video HERE.

The complaint against Millbank Fur Farm:

  • Failure to provide medical attention
  • Disregard for minks' well-being
  • Failure to euthanize humnely
  • IInadequate housing, food and water

LCA just released video and photo evidence from a major undercover investigation, documenting disturbing accounts of animal neglect at Millbank Fur Farm in Ontario, Canada. The investigation, which began in 2017 and spanned the course of a year, is the first in-depth undercover probe of a farm that produces pelts for the Canadian fur industry.

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Millbank Fur Farm - mink with lesions

In Canada, more than three million animals are killed annually for their fur. Watch our investigation of Millbank Fur Farm here.

With the evidence we collected, LCA submitted a complaint to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals requesting further investigation. The OSPCA announced today that an Ontario mink farm was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty. In their statement about the charges, the OSPCA spokesperson said that “no one is exempt from the law.” We could not have said it better ourselves.

The footage captured in LCA’s investigation reveals numerous incidents of animal suffering and neglect among the 40,000 mink that live, and die, at Millbank Fur Farm each year.

In addition to clear incidents of animal suffering, the evidence collected in the Millbank Fur Farm investigation shows animals with open, untreated wounds and infections, and documents a lack of adequate and sanitary mink shelters, and food. During the course of the investigation, LCA’s investigator never saw a veterinarian on site.

As is the case with many industries that exploit animals, there is little oversight and few laws that protect animals on fur farms. The mink who are crying out at Millbank Fur Farm want world to know about the cruelty involved in the fur industry.


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