Petition to the Government of Canada
The plight of millions of mink in Europe has been highlighted in the news around the world due to the mink being culled after the spread of COVID-19 on mink farms between mink and between mink and humans;
A COVID-19 breakout has recently been confirmed at a mink farm in the Fraser Valley, BC, where eight workers were also infected. Scientists confirm there is a real risk of a mutation of the virus occurring by these human to mink, back to human transmissions that could adversley affect the success of future vaccines;
Mink are intelligent and curious animals native to Canada and are far ranging in movement in their natural setting. However, on these farms, mink are kept in small wire, feces-covered cages tightly stacked together, stressed and often sick and injured, for their entire existance which lasts approximately 8-12 months before they are killed for their pelts; and
Several countries have already implemented bans on mink farming. A recent Research Co. survey suggests 81 per cent of Canadians oppose killing animals for their fur.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to ban the farming of mink in the entire country.