Activists reveal gross neglects on fur farms

  • 2010-02-27
  • Helsinki Times

Serious shortcomings appear once again to have been revealed in the conditions of animals bred for fur in Finland. The current affairs television programme A-Studio, aired by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) on 17 February, showed video material from fur farms secretly shot by the animal welfare group Oikeutta Eläimille ("Justice for Animals").

The videos feature animals with serious open wounds, stunted growth and troubled behaviour. Giving her opinion on the programme after the videos had been shown, Eeva Rudbäck, a veterinarian at the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari, said that the majority of the foxes shown should have been put down.

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