Shut down fur farm
OC: This is just one example of a deplorable fur farm; regardless of meaningless “law” all are deplorable places of wretched pain and needless suffering for ALL animals. It goes without saying, therefore, that ALL should be banned and illegalized.
The Montreal SPCA, acting on a tip, began an investigation into a fur farm north of the city in May of 2014. What they found was appalling.
Veterinarians accompanied the Montreal SPCA to the location. Immediately, several foxes were humanely euthanized due to the extent of their suffering and inability to recover.
The press release issued Thursday by the Montreal SPCA noted injuries and health issues including:
- Toe fractures
- Tail injuries
- Tooth fractures
- Ear and eye infections
- Internal bleeding, and
- Neurological issues.
On August 4, the Montreal SPCA and Humane Society International/Canada accompanied the Ministry of FFP to the site and seized 16 arctic foxes, as the owner of the farm did not have the appropriate permits for this particular species.
Since then, Montreal SPCA and HSI/Canada officials have urged the Minister of FFP, Laurent Lessard, to work with them in removing the remaining animals and enforce existing laws. As of today, August 13, they have received no response.
This is an outrage.
WHOM TO CONTACT
Contact info for Minister Lessard:
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
5700, 4e Avenue Ouest
Québec (Québec) G1H 6R1
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Dear Minister Laurent Lessard,
I am writing to demand that you and the Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks (Ministère de la Forêts, Faune, et Parcs – MFFP) take immediate action to support the Montreal SPCA and prosecute the heinous crimes against animals taking place in Quebec. Only a total and complete disbanding of the “operation” will be acceptable.
Multiple inspections in recent weeks have revealed that the foxes are in critical condition and suffer from serious health problems including dehydration, emaciation, toe fractures, tail injuries, tooth fractures, ear and eye infections, internal bleeding and neurological issues. Further, the condition of these foxes has been steadily deteriorating. Wildlife experts, veterinarians, the Montreal SPCA and Humane Society International/Canada have stressed the necessity of applying provincial legislation applicable to foxes and other wildlife in captivity in order to immediately seize these animals, yet government authorities are refusing to take action.
Take the time to look at the photos and videos (http://furbearerdefenders.com/blog/graphic-content-animals-must-be-removed-from-quebec-fur-farm-today) of these animals and try to find a way to explain it away. Your role as the Minister of Forests, Fauna and Parks includes enforcement of laws when necessary. There has never been a time that has required action more than this.
As a taxpayer and a voter, I expect to see immediate and public movement from yourself and your Ministry on this important matter.
Thank you for taking the time to read this immediate appeal; I look forward to a positive resolution.
Cher Ministre Laurent Lessard,
Je vous transmet ce message pour vous demander, de concert avec votre Ministère, le MFFP, que vous prenez des mesures immédiates pour soutenir la SPCA de Montréal dans ce dossier. L’état des renards et des visons examinés par des professionnels médicaux est déplorable et je n’arrive pas à comprendre pourquoi votre ministère ne suit pas l’avis de la SPCA de Montréal ainsi que plusieurs experts sur la faune.
Prenez le temps de regarder les photos et les vidéos de ces animaux et essayer de trouver une façon d’expliquer comment cette situation lamentable peut être acceptable. Votre rôle en tant que Ministre des Forêts, Faune et Parcs inclut l’application de la loi si nécessaire. Il n’y a jamais eu un moment qui a nécessité une action plus que maintenant.
Comme contribuable, je m’attends à voir un mouvement publique immédiat de votre part ainsi que de votre ministère sur cette question.
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Fur belongs on who
It was born,
Not by the vain and
So treat all other beings
As you wish to be treated
Or you are no more
Than an expletive,
We love our world
We love how we live
If you leave us alone
We will so forgive
We are foxes red
We want to be free,
Do not hunt us, we demur
We were not put here
To be trophies or fur.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson