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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...

Astoria, Oregon fur farm may be reopening

In mid-2010, the Ylipelto Fur Farm near Astoria was reported by media reports to be closed. There is evidence the farm may be reopening. According to the Oregon Secretary of State website, Ylepelto Fur Farm reinstated its business license in 2013, and renewed it’s license in February 2014. This contradicts claims the farm has closed, as well as satellite images which show that sheds at the property have been dismantled. A second address is listed on the business license: 40822 Galloway Ln. Astoria, OR. The conflicting information raises four possibilities: The farm has not reopened, but plans to in the near future. The farm has reopened at an unknown location. The farm has reopened at it’s previous location, and this is not reflected in the most recent satellite images. Or, the business license is simply a false flag and the family remains out of the fur farming business altogether. If you have any information on this fur farm, please submit to whistleblower{at}coalitionagainstfurfarms{dot} com.   Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

Oregon fur farm supplier still active

Oregon fur farm supplier still active

The Autio company near Astoria continues to operate. An Oregon fur farm supply company fell off most fur farm lists years ago, however a recent article confirms it is still very much in operation. According to the “Coast River Business Journal,” the Autio Company continues to operate with 14 employees and over $1 million in revenue at its manufacturing facility in Brownsmead, Oregon (between Astoria and Portland). The article stops short of explicitly confirming the company still produces feed carts for fur farms. The article does emphasize the company’s fur farming origins, that it sits on the site of a former fur farm, and that its original product was a fur farm feed cart. The company also supplies companies such as Pacific Seafoods, Foster Farms, Gerber baby foods, and Friskies cat food. The company began solely as a mink farm supplier, and there is no evidence to suggest it does not continue in this capacity, providing feeding carts to fur farms. Sign up to receive three fur industry reports published by Coalition Against Fur...

Evidence suggests Oregon fox farm may be the largest

For some time, the Gardner Fur Farm in Sublimity, Oregon has been confirmedĀ  as imprisoning fox. A review of all the known fox farms on satellite images reveals that in all likelihood, it is the largest fox farm in the country. At various times, CAFF has reported two other fox farms as being contenders for the title of “largest fox farm.” They were: Aeschleman Fur Company (Roanoke, IL) Fox (and mink?) farm at:1498 N. 3975th Road (Earlville, IL) The Aeschleman farm was considered the largest as of the early-1990s, however this information is significantly dated. And after receiving further information, we believe there is a high likelihood the newly-discovered farm in Earlville IL holds both mink and fox, and that the sheds in question hold mink (the fox are held in outdoor pens). A new look at satellite images of the Gardner Fur Farm in Sublimity, Oregon show that it has a high likelihood of being the largest in the country. Hard numbers are very difficult to come by in an industry as small as fox farming, but the available information suggests strongly the Gardner Fur Farm is the largest fox farm in the US. 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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