Document from fur feed plant reveals weakness in fur industry

Posted below is a link to a letter from Dale Lawson of Northwest Farm Foods (formerly Northwest Fur Breeder’s Cooperative) in Burlington, Washington. The letter is to the FDA, challenging a proposed law that would raise the cost of manufacturing feed for mink farms. There are three significant pieces of information in this document, useful for anyone with a serious interest in dismantling the fur industry: 1) Feed is the largest cost associated with raising mink. 2) A significant increase in feed costs would “totally eliminate the mink industry in the United States”. 3) Phone numbers at the bottom of the document reveal two production plants that were unknown at the time this letter was made public (approx. 2 years ago): one plant in Cle Elum, WA; and another in Astoria, OR. The Cle Elum plant is no longer believed to be in operation. The Astoria plant is likely to still be in operation, and is also the location of the mink farm owned by Glade Wilkinson.Northwest Farm Foods Document View a PDF of the letter...

Northwest Fur Farm Feed Supplier has New General Manager

Jim Rowe has replaced Vern Peterson as General Manager at Northwest Farm Food Co-op, based in Burlington, Washington. This is a significant feed supplier, supplying fur farms in Washington and Oregon, and possibly other states. There are two known addresses for the feed supplier: Northwest Farm Food Cooperative 1370 South Anacortes Street Burlington, WA 98233 Phone: (360) 757-4225 Fax: (360) 757-8206 Northwest Farm Food Cooperative 36089 Binder Slough Lane Astoria, OR 97103 Contact: Glade Wilkinson Notes: Also a large mink farm. Northwest Farm Foods also at one time operated a plant in Montana. It is possible the cooperative still operates plants in Montana and Idaho. Submit any new information to whistleblower [at] coalitionagainstfurfarms [dot]...