Inspections completed on half of fur farms


<p>Municipal veterinarians have so far inspected 15 of the fur farms featured in the video footage released by Justice for Animals organisation on 17.2.2010. The total number of the farms was 29. Violations of regulations were found on three farms.</p>

The violations included broken shelves in the cages and some foxes had no shelves at all. Some of the animals had no chewing sticks. In addition, shortcomings were found in one farm in the records maintained of the care provided to the animals. No animals that would have had to be euthanized due to an illness or injury were encountered in the inspections.

The farmers in question have been ordered to rectify the shortcomings by a certain date. A new inspection will be carried out upon expiry of the time limit to verify that the shortcomings have been eliminated.

The rest of the farms will be inspected next week. All violations that are found are reported to the police as required by legislative regulations.

For more information, please contact:
Jaana Mikkola, Head of Unit, tel. +358 (0) 40 831 8425


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