Defender Radio and The Switch

Two fur farms in Quebec are at the centre of a complaint filed by Animal Justice after they received images from We Animals Media. The photos, captured in August 2022, show deplorable conditions for mink and foxes. The Montreal SPCA has initiated a call for a ban on fur farming in Quebec and are setting up inherently inhumane fur farms as an election issue in the province.

Camille Labchuk, executive director of animal law non-profit Animal Justice joined Defender Radio to discuss the situation in Quebec, what the images revealed, how various organizations are pushing for change, and what individuals can do to make a difference.

Show Notes and Links:

Animal Justice Article on Quebec Fur Farms:

We Animals Media Photo Gallery:

Montreal SPCA action page in French:

Montreal SPCA action page in English:

The Fur-Bearers Article on Quebec Fur Farms:

The Fur-Bearers National Fur Farming Toolkit:

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Category:Season 09 -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT