ALF Releases Captive Foxes From Farm in Northern Virginia

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ALF Releases Captive Foxes From Farm in Northern Virginia This Morning
Scott Dean’s D&S Fox Farm in Elkton Targeted

Elkton, VA: In a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office today, the Animal Liberation Front has taken credit for liberating every captive fox on a northern Virginia fur farm on Sunday morning. According to the communique, activists also destroyed equipment used in the exploitation of these wild animals at Scott Deans D&S Fox Farm, 16671 Fox Farm Lane in Elkton, 120 miles west of Washington DC. Every animal on the farm was seen to scurry to freedom in the adjacent national park.

The communique reads, in full:

On the night of August 5, the Animal Liberation Front visited the only known fur farm in the state of Virginia, Scott Dean's D&S Fox Farm in Elkton. We opened every one of the few cages at D&S, giving thirteen beautiful foxes a chance at new lives in the nearby Shenandoah National Park. As we watched a few of them immediately 
scurry off to freedom, we damaged the machinery that allows Dean to continue his day-to-day operation confining and torturing these sensitive creatures. Dean, it appears that this is a hobby providing you only supplementary income - it is our commitment to free your prisoners and cost you more than you make until you shut down. To those nationwide who also seek justice for the innocent, your nearest fur farm is at most a state away. Take action for animals. -ALF

Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement lead animals in captivity to premature death.

When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur retailers and farms; dozens of stores and fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since “Operation Bite Back” began by the Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.

The Animal Liberation Front utilizes economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, the ALF maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals.

Contact: (213) 640-5048
Animal Liberation Press Office
3371 Glendale Blvd #107
Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

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Genuine Mink-Fur Eyelash Extensions Are Now a Thing

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“WT…unbelievable!”

Once the province of well-heeled celebrities like Jennifer LopezKim Kardashian, and Madonna, mink-fur eyelash extensions are now sweeping through both sides of the Atlantic, according to theDaily Mail. Until recently, a single rollout could cost upwards of $7,000.

Now that a single application averages at $500, mink eyelashes are becoming accessible to a growing number of disposable incomes. Their absurdity aside, the hairy accessories are also being touted as cruelty-free. “They don’t kill the animals,” Janice Vance of Designer Lashes London, which offers 100 percent Siberian mink eyelashes, tells the gossip rag. “They brush the minks and then collect the fur by hand.”

BATTING AVERAGE

As quaint as descriptions of “gentle brushing” are, they’re also disingenuous at best. Minks are notoriously aggressive and territorial, making any kind of catch-and-release scheme highly unlikely. Also, what happens after they’ve served their purpose?

Minks are notoriously aggressive and territorial, making any kind of “catch and release” scheme highly unlikely. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is equally dubious of the lashes’ so-called “animal-friendly” pedigree. “Companies that sell mink eyelashes claim to obtain the fur by brushing live minks, but those minks still suffer on mink farms and ultimately will be killed for their fur,” a spokeswoman tells Ecouterre. “We encourage consumers to choose alternatives to any materials that are derived from animals, ensuring that they are not contributing to an industry that causes suffering.”

The mink is the most farmed of all fur-bearing animals. Raised to be slaughtered, they’re faced with gruesome conditions that include self-mutilation, cannibalism, anal electrocution, and festering wounds. “There is a misconception that ranch raised fur is “humane,” says Mercy for Animals, a nonprofit based in Chicago. “Unfortunately, there is nothing humane about depriving these animals from their behavioral and physiological needs. Fur-farming is nothing more than institutionalized torture.”

News Link:- http://www.ecouterre.com/mink-fur-eyelash-extensions-are-now-a-thing/

Petition against fur – Please sign

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The petition, initiated by Fur Torture , will be sent to various organizations and companies involved in the fur industry to halt production, importation and sale of fur.

Text:

PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND SALE OF FUR

By this petition, I request the abolition of the fur industry and support the following initiatives:  the end of the breeding of animals for their fur,  a complete ban on trapping fur-bearing animals,  the prohibition of import of fur (raw hides, clothing or accessories),  prohibiting the sale of fur (coats, trims, accessories …)

Click Here to sign petition:- http://www.fourrure-torture.com/petition-anti-fourrure.html

A Shocking Look Inside The Fur Trade

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“You may or may not, have seen this very disturbing video before, I have & the images have stayed with me; So to help stop this industry, is has to be kept in the public eye. People have to be educated & know how animal suffers.  We do not need the skins of animal to keep us warm or to make a garment look nice, not when faux fur is just as good….Would any of you want to wear fur after watching the video below?”

There are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms in China, which is the world’s largest fur exporter, supplying more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Foxes, minks, rabbits, dogs, cats, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, with no shelter from driving rain, freezing nights, or the 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.

Warning – Viewer Discretion Is Advised – Animals Slaughtered Alive

Before they are skinned, animals are yanked from their cages, thrown to the ground, and bludgeoned. Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them.

When they begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal’s leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.

When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals’ heads, their hairless, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

When they begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal’s leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.

When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals’ heads, their hairless, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.

The Fur Farm

Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals on fur factory farms—dismal, often filthy places where thousands of animals are usually kept in wire cages for their entire lives. As on factory farms where animals are raised for food, the methods used on fur factory farms are designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the animals.

To cut costs, fur farmers pack animals into unbearably small cages, preventing them from taking more than a few steps in any direction or doing anything that is natural and important to them, such as running, swimming, making nests, and finding mates. Many animals go insane under these conditions. The anguish and frustration of life in a cage leads many animals to self-mutilate, biting at their skin, tail, and feet; frantically pace and circle endlessly; and even cannibalize their cagemates.

Rows of cages are often housed in giant, dark, filthy sheds or barns where the ammonia from the animals’ accumulated urine and feces burns their eyes and lungs, or they may simply be lined up outdoors, where animals have no protection from bone-chilling cold, driving rain, or sweltering heat. Parasites and disease run rampant on fur farms, making these animals’ already miserable lives even more unbearable.

Inside American Fur Farm – Viewer Discretion Is Advised

Animals on fur factory farms are fed meat byproducts considered unfit for human consumption. Water is provided by a nipple system, which often freezes in the winter and can also fail because of human error.

Unfortunately, no federal humane slaughter law protects animals on fur factory farms, and killing methods are gruesome. Because fur farmers care only about preserving the quality of the fur, they use slaughter methods that keep the pelts intact but that can result in extreme suffering for the animals. Some animals even wake up while they are being skinned. Animals have clamps attached to or rods forced into their mouths and anuses, and they are painfully electrocuted. Genital electrocution—deemed “unacceptable” by the American Veterinary Medical Association in its “2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia”—causes animals to suffer from cardiac arrest while they are still conscious.

Other animals are poisoned with strychnine, which suffocates them by paralyzing their muscles with painful, rigid cramps. Neck-breaking is another common slaughter method on fur factory farms. The fur industry refuses to condemn even blatantly cruel killing methods.

As a consumer, you can help put an end to this cruel practice by refusing to buy any products made with fur, including fur trim.

Sign PETA‘s pledge to be fur-free today.

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=1537

UK – Urge your MP to Sign EDM 2169:-Click here

Click Petition to End The Fur Trade

Click Petition To End To Fur Farming Of Animals Skinned Alive

Click Petition Ban On Fur Trade

Click Petition to End The Cruel Raccoon Fur Trade

Click to Read More; Inform Others About Fur Farms:- Types of Animal Used In The Fur Trade

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