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Undercover investigation at Canada’s Millbank Fur Farm Leads to 14 counts of animal cruelty

The investigation shows animals with open, untreated wounds and infections, and documents a lack of adequate and sanitary mink shelters, and food.

LCA: ‘The animal rights group Last Chance for Animals (LCA) released video and photo evidence from an undercover investigation, documenting disturbing accounts of animal neglect at Millbank Fur Farm Ltd. 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. In Canada, more than three million animals are killed annually for their fur…

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 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…

With the evidence collected, LCA submitted a complaint to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals requesting further investigation. In a public statement released today, the OSPCA announced 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”.’  SOURCE…

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