British Conservative MP’s mink fur ‘blood money’


This 2015 video is called Skin trade: how minks live on Danish fur farms.

Another video used to say about itself:

Mink welfare and animal activism in Denmark

30 May 2012

Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink’s fur. Beside the mink farms, Denmark has 18 fox farms and all together each year about 10 to 13 million minks and foxes are being killed at those places of horror.

Statistically, that represents about 40% of the total world production. Most skins are exported to Asia or South-Europe. Fur factory farms are therefore a big business. The animals are kept in horrible conditions and totally neglected with aim to provide higher profits for the farmers. The real price of the fur is very high for the animals and the environment.

Denmark’s largest newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, activists from the animal welfare organization ANIMA, and Danish TV2 have revealed horrible animal cruelty at mink and fox farms in Denmark. In 2009, the Danish Parliament passed a new law banning fox breeding in Denmark. Before 31 december 2016, all fox farms in Denmark would be closed. Operation X” revealed this animal cruelty in 2009, but a recent investigation shows that nothing has really changed since then, so ANIMA and others are pushing for a complete ban on the $1 billion Denmark fur industry to address these problems.

Activists from several animal protection associations such as Anima and Dyrenes Alliance protested during all the autumn/winter season at different fashion events all over Copenhagen, as caught on our mobile video streaming.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Anti-fur group slams MP’s ‘blood money’ mink farm trip

Monday 9th June 2014

ANIMAL rights activists lambasted a Tory MP yesterday for going on a fur trade fact-finding trip to Denmark “paid by blood money.”

Philip Davies accepted a donation from the British Fur Trade Association said to be worth more than £1,200 to visit a mink farm in capital Copenhagen to see how the animal is kept, treated and killed.

Other activities on the three-day visit during the Easter recess include attending a fur auction and fur design studio.

Mr Davies said he was “quite old fashioned” and believed people should make decisions on issues based on “facts and evidence, not prejudice.”

But the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) labelled Mr Davies’s decision to go on a trip “paid for by blood money” as “shameful,” claiming he would have been shown the most sanitised fur farms.

A Peta spokesman said undercover video footage recently recorded on Danish farms had shown minks with legs, tails and ears bitten off along with other health problems, and suggested Mr Davies should watch the footage for a “genuine education.”

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