New fur farm discovered in Wisconsin

New fur farm discovered in Wisconsin

Coalition Against Fur Farms received a report of a mink farm that has been discovered in Wisconsin. It is unknown if this farm is new, or has just evaded detection until now. The new fur farm is: Brian Kahnke W10454 Stuhr Road Melrose, WI 54642 Notes: Mink farm. Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

North Dakota fur farm moves to Montana

North Dakota fur farm moves to Montana

The Shultz wildcat farm relocates after oil drilling noise forces move. One of the only known bobcat fur farms in the state has applied to relocate west, in central Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park is taking comments on the 150-foot-by-140-foot animal facility, proposed by owner Larry Schultz, where bobcats would be housed in separate pens. According to the permit application, the location of the farm (if approved) will be: 5700 Romunstad Rd Roy, Montana 59471 The proposed fur farm is located SW of Roy, south of Highway 191. A few notes on the fur farm, from the permit application: The bobcat pens are 4 feet by 6 feet, with 2 foot by 4 foot nesting boxes, and kept 30 inches off the ground. The cages are constructed of poly-coated 10-guage mesh wire. The animal pens are 1/8 mile from the house. There will be a separate barn that is used for weaning bobcat kitten. A second barn will be used for food preparation and storage. An 8 foot tall chain link fence covers the facility’s north and south sides. This farm was reported by the state of North Dakota in 2010 to house lynx. No mention of lynx is made on the Montana permit application. Either the facts were misreported by North Dakota (bobcats are often confused for lynx), the farm has stopped breeding lynx, or this detail was omitted from the application. The full application is below. Schultz Fur Farm application Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

Tipster reports fur farm construction in Ohio

Tipster reports fur farm construction in Ohio

Coalition Against Fur Farms has been reporting on several mink farms under construction, and this week a tipster provided information on yet another. The farm is in reported to be under construction at: 7199 Mingo-Lewisburg Rd. North Lewisburg OH, 43060 Owners: Johanna Hendric Janssen According to the tipster, the site is a horse farm purchased just 4 weeks ago on March 15, 2014. Reportedly excavation of abandoned railroad track has begun to keep the farm less accessible to the “public” along Cox Road. The upcoming mink farm is said to be “sizeable”. The barns will be located 424 ft from Spain Creek with is included in the protected Big Darby Creek Watershed. If you have information on under-construction fur farms, or any other fur farm-related information to share, contact us at whistleblower -at- coalitionagainstfurfarms -dot- com. 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...

Largest fox farm in the US discovered?

This week a tipster reported a previously unknown fox farm west of Chicago. The address is: 1498 N. 3975th Road Earlville, IL 60518 Aerial images indicated many rows of sheds, in addition to the outdoor pens commonly seen at fox farms. It is not unusual for fox farms to have enclosed sheds, however a look at satellite images of this location reveals a number of sheds that may be unheard of at a US fox farm. Take a look: View Larger Map The outdoor pods are visible on the left, with numerous sheds occupying the rest of the property. There are two possibilities here: The sheds hold mink. The sheds hold fox, making this one of – if not the – largest fox farms in the US. Send any more specific information to whistleblower [at] coalitionagainstfurfarms [dot] com.     Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

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