Fraser Fur Farm confirmed open as of March 2014

Fraser Fur Farm, believed to be the largest wildcat farm in the U.S., has been confirmed open as of March 2014. This confirmation comes after an anonymous visit by activists, who confirm the farm remains in business. Fur farms close (and occasionally, open) frequently, and status updates can be so hard to come by, that Coalition Against Fur Farms exists in part to provide these status updates as they come in. Fraser Fur Farm is best documented in this anonymous report, and the book Operation BiteĀ  Back by Dean Kuipers. The farm is believed to imprison coyotes, fox, and bobcats, according to records obtained by CAFF. Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

Wisconsin fur farm confirmed to imprison fox, updated address

Wisconsin fur farm confirmed to imprison fox, updated address

Coalition Against Fur Farms has received an update on one of several fur farms owned by the Pavek family in Wisconsin. Two new updates: The farm is now confirmed as imprisoning foxes as well as mink. The farm has an updated address. The updated address for this farm, reportedly owned by Robert Pavek, is: W6180 State Hwy 64 Bryant WI 54418 The previous address was listed as: W6220 Hwy. 64 Bryant, WI 54418 It is possible both addresses are assigned to the farm, which may occupy more than one property on the north side of Highway 64. Also confirmed is that the presence of fox on this farm, which was previously reported as only imprisoning mink. The Pavek family is known to own 5 fur farms within several miles of this location. Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

More fur farms under construction in Wisconsin

The fur farm construction boom has arrived. Since mink prices have surged the last two years, we’ve seen a corresponding surge of new fur farm addresses made public. With most of these fur farms, it is not clear if they are new operations, or the addresses have just evaded exposure until now. However, the following addresses are fur farms (+1 “feed building”) that are under construction and expected to open in the near future. The first two addresses appear to be for brand new fur farms. The second of the two, Patrick Fur Farm, is a known fur farm that is apparently opening a second location. The third address is for a new “feed building,” also being built by a known fur farm (TMR Fur). The location of this new feed building is 9 miles from the existing mink farm. it might be considered unusual to build a feed mixing / storage building 9 miles from the farm it is supposed to supply, creating two possibilities: The farm is opening a new feed company to supply nearby mink farms. TMR Fur is opening a new fur farm on this site as well. These are the three addresses undergoing construction: Sinac Mink Farm N1435 Meridian Dr Thorp, WI 54771 Patrick Fur Farm N7097 County Road C Rib Lake, WI TMR Fur Feed Building W4941 County Road N Waldo, WI 49805 Notes: Location is 9 miles west of the TMR fur farm Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

New mink farm under construction near Medford, Wisconsin

New mink farm under construction near Medford, Wisconsin

More Medford area news: A permit has been issued for construction of a new fur farm in Goodrich, Wisconsin; east of Medford. And the applicant appears to be an established Medford fur farmer David Dittrich, opening a new farm. The name and location of the upcoming farm appears to be: A&M Dittrich Mink Farm Martin Drive & Faber Lane NE corner Goodrich WI 50089       Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

Former Wisconsin fur farmer sent to prison, mink farm closes

The media this week reported a Medford, Wisconsin man was sentenced to 1 year for defrauding banks. Prior to his arrest, Michael Kraus reportedly purchased a mink farm in Medford. Fearing that he may default on his many fraudulently-obtained loans, Kraus reportedly purchased the farm in an effort to stay solvent. Sometime after 2007, the ranch “failed under a poor manager Kraus hired”, according to the media report. Kraus’s name is not found on any fur farm list, and it is not known what fur farm in Medford he owned. There are eight known mink farms in and around Medford, and at one time it was known as the “mink capital of the world.” Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

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