Mink ranchers battle animal activists...

Mink ranchers battle animal activists - The Park Record

There are 45 comments on the Park Record story from Feb 5, 2010, titled Mink ranchers battle animal activists - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

A report compiled by an animal-rights group, a how-to guide for carrying out attacks against mink ranchers, targets several fur farms on the East Side of Summit County.

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Christina

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Feb 5, 2010
I'm interested to know why the author of the list was not interviewed. Poor journalism if you ask me.
Bite Back

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Feb 5, 2010
Read the story behind The Blueprint. "The Fur Farm Intelligence Project," the story of a new investigation into fur farming in the United States, can be found in the new issue of Bite Back magazine. To get your copy, visit www.directaction.info and click on "Magazine."
Franklin

Harrison, OH

#3 Feb 5, 2010
"We spend many sleepless nights on the ranch."

Hopefully, these monsters will soon get sick and die from the stress and sleep deprivation.
Edward Waits

Chelsea, MA

#4 Feb 5, 2010
A man who kills animals on a regular basis complains that he has a target on his back...oh how aggressors love to present themselves as victims.
utah1

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Feb 5, 2010
Animal rights activists have become so pathetic! You can't even put a few feathers or a tiny piece of fur on your skating costume without them throwing a hissy fit! Man has always been covered in fur ......from prehistoric man on........!
Leave the farmers alone. There must be a demand...they are making a living. Last I checked we still live in a capitalist nation. When people stop demanding it they will go out of business. People still LIKE fur! We love ALL our leather shoes and our fur trimmed jackets! Mmmmmm...how about some nice juicy veal! YUM!
The mink farmers should be able to defend their business however they need too - that would stop them!
Horrible Journalism

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Feb 5, 2010
As a student of journalism, I find this article to be horribly biased. Instead of a news article, it reads more like an OP-ED piece. Patrick Parkinson should be ashamed to put his name on the byline. Not only was the author of this report not interviewed but the overwhelming majority of interviews came from mink ranchers with just TWO lines devoted to a response (and none of them direct quotes). This article taints the institution of journalism.

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#7 Feb 5, 2010
utah1 wrote:
Animal rights activists have become so pathetic! You can't even put a few feathers or a tiny piece of fur on your skating costume without them throwing a hissy fit! Man has always been covered in fur ......from prehistoric man on........!
Leave the farmers alone. There must be a demand...they are making a living. Last I checked we still live in a capitalist nation. When people stop demanding it they will go out of business. People still LIKE fur! We love ALL our leather shoes and our fur trimmed jackets! Mmmmmm...how about some nice juicy veal! YUM!
The mink farmers should be able to defend their business however they need too - that would stop them!
Just for your info, we no longer live in prehistoric times. On the contrary we no longer need real fur as there is many alternatives that will keep us just as warm. Why do you think it is okay to torture animals for the benefit of the style of our clothes. Do you think these animals are always treated with respect and kindness? We don't even treat the animals we eat with kindness which btw we are finding out that it is not healthy for us to eat sick animals and ones that are compromised. May I suggest you find the link for raccoon dogs being skinned alive and watch the video. If it doesn't tear at your heart watching the video then you are cold and heartless as your comment suggests. Pity for you!
Farming Guy in Utah

Vista, CA

#8 Feb 5, 2010
You can visit a mink farm and fur auction online at www.furcommission.com and learn about all kinds of farming/ranching at www.animalagalliance.org
Heather

UK

#9 Feb 6, 2010
"Student of Journalism" take note. It is the thousands of biased articles in favour of the lies and misinformation that are put out by the ridiculous anti fur groups such as Peta and hsus that feeds this whole anti fur bandwagon. It's about time journalists started to write articles on the side of fur farmers, and the legal and responsible fur trade. Journalists have a resposibioity to tell the truth!! Most articles you read about fur are heavily biased towards the lies and self interested rhetoric put out by Peta. That's not journalism.

And for your information, skinning a racoon dog alive in a Chinese market has NOTHING to do with the resposible fur trade. Furriers do NOT use pelts from these sources. The cheaper end of the garment market such as fur trimmed hooded parkas maybe do, but you wouldn't find such things in a furrier's shop.

And has it not struck the anti fur idiots that closing down fur sources in the US will only benefit the trade and market in China where animal welfare regulations are not so stringent? The Chinese fur market is not going to go away, but why help it boom at the expense of your own economy? It's daft tactics. They should be encouraging fur production in the US where it can be controlled under animal welfare regulations. Pushing the trade out to China just condemns more animals to the kind of treatment they are trying to stop. Don't underestimate the power of the Chinese economy.
Heather

UK

#10 Feb 6, 2010
It always amazes me that anti fur supporters are able to lavish such vitriolic hatred on the people who work in the fur trade and fur wearers. They often subject them to violence, and abuse, and wish terrible things to happen to them.

And yet at the same time they are claiming to be making a stand against violence and torture of animals!! Which is it to be? Compassionate and caring? or Hatred and violence? You can't have it both ways.

If you DO want it both ways, then wars will continue for ever. You are saying "I am right, you are wrong!" never entertining the point that you just MIGHT be wrong yourself.

And so you are prepared to use vioence and abuse to protect violence and abuse, and in your simplicity you believe this will end violence and abuse. Well done! an excellent example to set!
Parkite1970

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Feb 6, 2010
There are only TWO legitimate ways to stop mink-farming, and turning loose animals that have no way of surviving in a wild setting is NOT one of them. Either change the laws that allow it; or, eliminate demand.
I have been a professional environmentalist for over 2 decades, have also been to jail and heavily-investigated by the government for my activities, and quite frankly have more "street cred" than ANY of the anti-fur crowd--and I am revolted by their ignorant, short-sighted techniques. They are NOT environmentalists in any meaningful sense, and they are intentionally, sadistically cruel to animals they purport to want to "help". With no true understanding of what civil disobedience is, or any willingness to stand up and accept consequences for their actions, this crowd will always be relegated to the impotent margins of extremism--where good ideas and good intentions go to die.
Snowbound

Park City, UT

#12 Feb 6, 2010
These so called "activists" are terrorists and should be treated as such.
ramus

Salt Lake City, UT

#13 Feb 6, 2010
Parkite1970 wrote:
There are only TWO legitimate ways to stop mink-farming, and turning loose animals that have no way of surviving in a wild setting is NOT one of them. Either change the laws that allow it; or, eliminate demand.
I have been a professional environmentalist for over 2 decades, have also been to jail and heavily-investigated by the government for my activities, and quite frankly have more "street cred" than ANY of the anti-fur crowd--and I am revolted by their ignorant, short-sighted techniques. They are NOT environmentalists in any meaningful sense, and they are intentionally, sadistically cruel to animals they purport to want to "help". With no true understanding of what civil disobedience is, or any willingness to stand up and accept consequences for their actions, this crowd will always be relegated to the impotent margins of extremism--where good ideas and good intentions go to die.
what activities have you been jailed for?
RWP1

United States

#14 Feb 6, 2010
Fur farmers, move into the 21 century and get a new line of products which do not require another creatures life for your lively hood. I have very little sympathy for you. Go out of business soon . I hope!
ramus

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Feb 6, 2010
i wonder if it would be acceptable to incarcerate the anti-fur numbnuts and start farming them. would that be more acceptable? human leather?

may as well include guantanamo residents
Rebecca

Vista, CA

#16 Feb 6, 2010
It's amazing to me, that when we being told to cut back on fossil fuel based products (like synthetic clothing), these extremists are actually threatening people who are recycling our food waste into natural fiber for clothing to keep us warm in winter --- and this sure is a cold one! Real fur is renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, Mink comes from carnivores that consume our food production waste to if you're eating eggs, dairy, beef, fish, etc, you're already feeding mink and making mink coats. Over your life time, you deserve to buy one. Take care of it and it will last generations.

And wild fur is a byproducts of wildlife management programs that have to be done for a variety of reasons. Without people buying fur, the cost of controlling 60 pound rodents (beavers), timber wolves, raccoons, skunks -- you name it, whatever!--will cost a lot more money for the taxpayers -- us!

I wear all kinds of natural fibers such as suede, leather, silk, wool, and furs such as shearling, mink, fox, rabbit. I wear as little synthetic (plastic clothing) as possible. I think I'm on the right track and the vegans are all wet. That said, I have no plans to torch their homes and violence such as what they advocate has no place in a peaceful society!

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#17 Feb 6, 2010
Heather wrote:
"Student of Journalism" take note. It is the thousands of biased articles in favour of the lies and misinformation that are put out by the ridiculous anti fur groups such as Peta and hsus that feeds this whole anti fur bandwagon. It's about time journalists started to write articles on the side of fur farmers, and the legal and responsible fur trade. Journalists have a resposibioity to tell the truth!! Most articles you read about fur are heavily biased towards the lies and self interested rhetoric put out by Peta. That's not journalism.
And for your information, skinning a racoon dog alive in a Chinese market has NOTHING to do with the resposible fur trade. Furriers do NOT use pelts from these sources. The cheaper end of the garment market such as fur trimmed hooded parkas maybe do, but you wouldn't find such things in a furrier's shop.
And has it not struck the anti fur idiots that closing down fur sources in the US will only benefit the trade and market in China where animal welfare regulations are not so stringent? The Chinese fur market is not going to go away, but why help it boom at the expense of your own economy? It's daft tactics. They should be encouraging fur production in the US where it can be controlled under animal welfare regulations. Pushing the trade out to China just condemns more animals to the kind of treatment they are trying to stop. Don't underestimate the power of the Chinese economy.
For you info, I am not a member of Peta. Weird how you talk about Peta and their tactics, yet those very tactics come from anger over the mistreatment of animals. It is okay to treat animals badly yet it is not okay to do something destructive that doesn't cause any physical harm to a human. Do I agree that Peta needs help in their PR dept, absolutely, but I also believe they truly care about the animals. You state that Peta and the HSUS lie but when shown the slaughter of baby seals on video how can you say it is not true. Tell me also how mink and other animals that are used for fur are killed. Are they euthanized with a needle? Probably not. As for leather, that comes from the hides of cows that we eat. Yes, looking at videos of animals being forcefully taken into slaughterhouses (which btw it is illegal to use downer cows for meat) most people feel that animals mistreated is not healthy food. We eat the cows and use the hides. Do the people who buy these furs also eat the meat of the animals that were killed? As for China they too are enacting laws regarding the treatment of animals.It has recently become law in parts of China to kill and eat dogs or cats. Also if we here in the US and other nations don't buy Chinese products with fur they will eventually be put out of business. The EU has outlawed fur from baby seals with overwhelming support. Also I live in the US and shouldn't be forced to support fur farmers, nor be forced to buy and wear garments that have resulted in the inhumane treatment of animals. BTW I am a vegetarian and buy clothes that are made of cotton.
Mary - Seattle

Flint, TX

#18 Feb 6, 2010
Let's take the emotions out of this ...
Do you stomp your tomatoe plants,to see if they bleed, and then expect a great tomatoe crop?
Have you ever tries to brush a cat, that didn't want to be brushed? Now try that with a knife!
Ranched fur is "made" from cast off scrapes, that would otherwise be in a land fill. It brings the recycling process full circle. The natural fiber is recyclable and it degrades. And yes, even the "meat" is used, in shoe oils to soap to fine cosmetics. If you don't like fur, don't wear it ... if you don't like tomatoes don't eat them ...but let me eat my tomatoes!
David

Eugene, OR

#19 Feb 6, 2010
These animal rights (AR) activists are sick and delusional people who refuse to believe what they're told about animal agriculture. They are dangerous people and mentally unbalanced. The government should take an unyielding approach to them and prosecute them for the emotional toll they’ve taken on hardworking people.

Part of the sentence should be a psychiatric evaluation to determine what their mental problems are and then incarcerate them until they are cured of their mental conditions.

I’m an animal welfare advocate and retired professional dog man who has made his living with dogs most of my life. A few years ago, a group of animal welfare advocates (myself included) infiltrated a large animal rights group and learned that they don’t see reality the same as normal people see reality. What the AR sees as an abused animal, normal people see as a happy animal. That’s not to say abuse doesn’t happen in today’s world but these AR’s are truly mentally sick people and need attention by the authorities before they do more harm that they’ve already done.

As a concerned citizen we should all call for action by our government to take care of this problem.

Go here to see quotes by the leaders of various animal rights groups:
http://www.naiaonline.org/articles/archives/a...

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#20 Feb 6, 2010
Mary - Seattle wrote:
Let's take the emotions out of this ...
Do you stomp your tomatoe plants,to see if they bleed, and then expect a great tomatoe crop?
Have you ever tries to brush a cat, that didn't want to be brushed? Now try that with a knife!
Ranched fur is "made" from cast off scrapes, that would otherwise be in a land fill. It brings the recycling process full circle. The natural fiber is recyclable and it degrades. And yes, even the "meat" is used, in shoe oils to soap to fine cosmetics. If you don't like fur, don't wear it ... if you don't like tomatoes don't eat them ...but let me eat my tomatoes!
Ranched fur is made from cast off scrapes???? You mean after they cut the animal to pieces they use the little bit of fur left over? WTF? BTW, I brush all my cats, with a comb you idiot!!

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