Stop the Electrocution of Animals for their Fur!
|May 5, 2008||Posted by russmead under Wildlife|
This year New York became the first and thus far only state to ban the killing of fur-bearing animals by electrocution. NY CLS Agr & M § 353-c (2008) It is a common practice to use anal and genital electrocution to kill these animals that are raised and killed for their fur. This method is said to ensure their fur won’t be damaged.
The animals, though, suffer terribly.
In New York at least, it will be a Class A misdemeanor to use this method of killing animals such as chinchilla, mink, pine marten, muskrat and others.
The Fur Commission USA, an industry group with members in 28 states on 330 farms raising fur-bearing animals claims it uses gas on mink. That should be the next practice banned.
Click here for a copy of New York’s new law. Call on your state’s legislators to pass this ban in your state.