In the Media

The Mink Industry is Important Market for Fish Waste

In the Media, News Nov 05, 2013

In Norway, farmed fur animal producers purchase almost 50,000 tonnes of waste from fish poultry and meat production. In the report Seafood 2025 – How to Create the World’s Wild Fish Industry, which was published in March this year by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Association (FHL), it is stated that the fishing fleet dumps 35 per […]

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Farmers need to be vigilant, officials say

In the Media, News Aug 20, 2013

Third a three-part series by Dennis Magee. WATERLOO, Iowa — Those familiar with the tactics of hard-core animal rights activists suggest farmers with livestock plan ahead for potential trouble, accepting that isolation in rural Iowa does not provide perfect protection.  In fact, remote locations work in favor of extremists bent on criminal mischief or worse. Read […]

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa’s history with animal rights activists goes back decades

In the Media, News Aug 19, 2013

Second in a three-part series by Dennis Magee WATERLOO. Iowa — Because of an incident in November 2004 at the University of Iowa, state law enforcement officials became acquainted with a figure familiar within the extreme animal rights community. Read more….

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Butter Cow incident a reminder of animal rights extremists’ presence

In the Media, News Aug 18, 2013

First in a three-part series by Dennis Magee WATERLOO, Iowa — Irreverent pundits found a fun topic to roast last week when someone poured red paint on the famous butter cow, a tradition at the Iowa State Fair since 1911. Read more….

Making Electricity from Mink Manure

In the Media, News Apr 02, 2013

The Municipality of the District of Digby (Nova Scotia, Canada) is one step closer to making electricity and money from mink manure. The Department of Energy has approved a renewable energy project in Weaver Settlement for the community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) – meaning the municipality can sell the electricity they generate to Nova Scotia Power […]

Season’s First North American Sale Brings More Record Prices.

In the Media, Key Reports, News Mar 05, 2013

Mink prices soared to historic heights at the season’s first North American sale in Toronto, in what was described as the biggest mink offering in North American history. Chinese and Russian buyers spearheaded the demand, in order to satisfy the still-growing appetites of people back home.  The February sale at North American Fur Auctions attracted […]

Animal Rights Groups Take Notice as Youth Warm Up to Fur

In the Media, News Feb 05, 2013

BY RITA DEVLIN MARIER THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — It can be difficult to walk a city block in Montreal these days without coming across a coyote, lynx, fox or raccoon. Fur seems to be everywhere, as vintage coats get rejigged into stylish hats or even ear muffs and brand name jackets feature it on […]

Threads: Falling in Love with Fur

In the Media, Perspectives Jan 26, 2013

By Tamara Leigh (As appeared in Third Coast Digest) It started with going to see Anna Karenina before Christmas. I was captivated by the Dr. Zhivago-esque exquisiteness of the fur costumes—a visual treat for fashion followers like myself, and apparently the Oscar nominating committee, as Anna Karenina is up for Best Costume Design. Then I went to Aspen for the […]

Nova Scotia: New Regulations Will Protect the Environment While Supporting Jobs and Exports

In the Media, News Jan 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New regulations will protect the environment while supporting jobs and exports New regulations introduced by the provincial government will ensure that lakes and watercourses are protected while allowing Nova Scotia mink farmers to respond to growing international demand for their products. “Nova Scotia produces some of the finest mink in the world, […]

European Court bans PETA “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign

In the Media, News Nov 20, 2012

The European Court of Human Rights has banned the “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign by the animal rights group PETA. The campaign compares Holocaust victims to animals slaughtered for the food industry. The campaign was launched in Germany over a decade ago, and immediately antagonized the Jewish community, which initiated legal actions against it.