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URGENT: Speak Out Against Proposed Bobcat Fur Farm

August 18, 2014
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is currently taking public comments on its Schultz Fur Farm Environmental Assessment, which recommends the permitting of a bobcat farm near Roy, Montana, where bobcats would be captive-bred and then sold to the cruel fur industry. Comments are due by August 29, so your voice is needed immediately!

In the wild, bobcats roam vast natural territories that can span 25 square miles, foraging for food, raising their young, and frolicking with family members. These animals are highly sensitive and elusive beings who avoid human contact at all cost. If Larry Schultz’s farm is permitted, bobcats would spend the majority of their short lives in small wire cages commonly seen in the unscrupulous fur industry. Intensive confinement prevents animals from being able to take more than a few steps in any direction or feel the earth beneath their feet. Many animals go insane under these conditions and will mutilate themselves and cannibalize their cagemates. Reportedly, bobcats have killed their young on Schultz’s fur farm in North Dakota.

Please urge the FWP to deny Schultz’s permit. Remind the agency that fur farms are cruel to animals and bad for the environment. And please forward this alert widely!

PETITION

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WHOM TO CONTACT

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*Note: if mailbox is full, please try again later, thank you.


SAMPLE COMMENT

I’m writing with regard to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ environmental assessment of the proposed Larry Schultz Fur Farm (d.b.a. Schultz Fur Farm), which would allow for captive bobcats in Fergus County to be sold to the commercial fur industry. I respectfully request that you deny this permit because of the cruelty and myriad environmental issues associated with such businesses.

In the wild, bobcats roam vast natural territories that can span 25 square miles, foraging for food, raising their young, and frolicking with family members. These animals are highly sensitive and elusive beings who avoid human contact at all cost. If Schultz’s farm is permitted, bobcats would spend the majority of their short lives in small wire cages commonly seen in the unscrupulous fur industry. Intensive confinement prevents animals from being able to take more than a few steps in any direction or feel the earth beneath their feet. Many animals go insane under these conditions and will mutilate themselves and cannibalize their cagemates. Reportedly, bobcats have killed their young on Schultz’s fur farm in North Dakota.

Fur farms also pose risks to the environment because of extensive water and air contamination that can lead to grave illnesses and death in humans, birds, fish, and other animals. Permitting such a farm would go against the FWP’s mission to provide “for the stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks, and recreational resources of Montana, while contributing to the quality of life for present and future generations.”

Please deny a permit for the Schultz Fur Farm.




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fur belongs on whom it was born.
not by the vain and frivolous,
worn!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

19 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2014 8:02 am

    Petition signed, comment submitted. Thanks for sharing.

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    • August 18, 2014 8:44 am

      Wonderful, thank you so much, Sarah.

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      • August 18, 2014 10:42 am

        No problem. Btw, the comment got rejected due to mailbox being full. Will try again later.

        Liked by 1 person

        • August 18, 2014 1:55 pm

          Yes, please try again later, thank you so much, Sarah! (That may be a good thing that the mailbox is full, it was yesterday, too, but so many comments are getting rejected. Thanks much for trying again!)

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          • August 24, 2014 1:03 pm

            Sorry the second try got bounced as well. :(

            Liked by 1 person

          • August 24, 2014 4:10 pm

            Thanks so much for trying again, Sarah. It’s odd that it hasn’t been cleared, and it’s been at least a week. I agree, a big :(

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          • August 25, 2014 2:31 am

            Sorry I tried again the next day but I only just remembered to tell you. I will try one more time today if I get the chance later.

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          • August 25, 2014 2:46 am

            Okay, I’ve sent it again. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it gets through this time.

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        • August 25, 2014 7:21 am

          Thanks, Sarah. Mine didn’t go through today, but maybe it will later. Who knows, but it rather makes me angry that it doesn’t work, and it’s for comments such as this. Thank you again, you’re the best.

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          • August 25, 2014 9:22 am

            I think mine got through; I didn’t get a “mailbox is full” message. Yay!

            Liked by 1 person

          • August 25, 2014 12:00 pm

            Yay! That’s awesome, I’ll try mine again now. Thanks for letting me know, Sarah!

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 18, 2014 9:19 am

    fur belongs on whom it was born.
    not by the vain and frivolous,
    worn!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 18, 2014 12:06 pm

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx xoxo

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  4. August 18, 2014 1:28 pm

    Signed it.

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  5. August 18, 2014 8:11 pm

    Shared on twitter too. Awful.

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