SWEDEN, 9 MAY 2015 – Swedish Fur Free Alliance member organization Djurens Rätt reports that the County Administrative Board’s in Sweden has withdrawn the license of a mink farm due to violations of animal welfare regulations. The size of the cages on the farm were found to be too small and the number of minks were larger than the license permitted. In total, three Swedish mink farms are risking fines.
All three farms are owned and operated by the same fur breeder who now has to dispose himself of approximately 87,000 minks as the farms are no longer authorized to conduct fur farming.
The Swedish Country Board has taken the violations of animal welfare regulations seriously and decided not to accept new applications for permits to breed animals on these farms. This means no new minks will be reared as long as the farms remain in violation of the regulations on cage size and number of animals to keep.