France to end mink breeding after 'horror' scenes of animal suffering exposed

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France to end mink breeding after 'horror' scenes of animal suffering exposed

The last mink fur farms in France will close after animal suffering is published.

The French authorities acted on a revelation by animal rights group One Voice that we unveiled earlier this month.

The footage showed scenes from “a horror movie,” including mink with paralyzed hind legs and rotten flesh.

Letters have been sent by activists including Humane Society International / UK who are working with The Mirror to change the law here calling for the farms to be closed.

The UK imported 44 million pounds of fur from France between 2012 and 2016. Britain banned fur farms in 2003, but no imports.

Claire Bass of Humane Society International / UK said: “This is a great first step for France but will allow mink to suffer for another five years.

“It also excludes orylag rabbits that were bred for their fur.”

She said as long as Britain allowed foreign fur to be sold, “we are part of this atrocity.”

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