Video shows mink pulled from cages and thrown ‘like rubbish’ into gas chambers on Dutch fur farms
Old news from 23 November 2020
Mink were pulled from cages by their tails or hind legs and hurled into mobile gas chambers on fur farms in the Netherlands, video footage has revealed. The rough handling of the animals breaks EU animal-welfare regulations.
Animal rights campaigners said the video shows a behind-the-scenes view of the cruelty of the Dutch industry, which is closing next year. It also highlights the need for the UK to stop sales of real fur, they added.
The footage, secretly shot on two farms last week by Dutch group Animal Rights, shows the animals being pulled roughly from cages and thrown one after the other towards mobile gas chambers, sometimes from a great distance.
In one clip, the mink are heard screeching with alarm or pain.
And workers are seen with their anti-coronavirus masks below their noses.
Claire Bass, executive director of Humane Society International/UK said: “Live mink are seen being yanked from their cage by the tail or hind leg, in clear breach of EU regulations, and tossed like trash into the mobile gas chamber one after the other in quick succession.
The speed with which these sentient animals are thrown in together means they will almost certainly be dying in front of each other, again in breach of the rules.”
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