Stop the Cruel Bobcat Fur Industry

Target: Jeff Hagener, Director of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee

Goal: Deny the permit for a cruel fur farm that keeps wild animals in cramped cages until they are killed

Larry Schultz is the owner of the Schultz Fur Farm, the only commercial fur farm in North Dakota that specializes in raising and selling bobcats for their pelts. The establishment currently holds over 50 of the cats, all of which are kept in small, wired cages. Schultz, who has been in the farm business since 1982, sees these innocent animals solely as crops to be sold on the international market. It is a common practice at the fur farm to tear kittens away from their mothers, and sell bobcats to taxidermists once they can no longer reproduce.

Since there are no federal regulations regarding the humane treatment of animals on fur farms, the cats can undergo this torture legally. Schultz now wants to move his farm to Montana to get away from oil drilling disturbances near his North Dakota farm. Unfortunately, the State of Montana views fur farming as a “form of agriculture” and plans to approve Schultz’s request in hopes of bringing in extra revenue. Convince the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks committee to deny Schultz’s permit. We need to send a clear message to the public that cats are not “crops.”

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hagener,

If Larry Schultz’s permit for the Schultz Fur Farm is approved, innocent wild cats will be put in immediate danger.

His farm currently holds over 50 cats, many of which are kept in horrible, inhumane conditions. These animals barely have any room to sit comfortably in their small wire cages and many times, kittens will be torn away from their mothers in order to increase profits and generate revenue. To Schultz, the cats are merely “crops” that can be sold in the international market. Once the cats cannot reproduce or provide fur, they are entirely useless to him.

Unfortunately, because there are no federal regulations regarding the humane treatment of animals on fur farms, the cats have to undergo this type of torture daily. This practice is completely legal.

Now Schultz wants to move his farm to from North Dakota to Montana. I urge you to do the right thing and deny his permit. This cruel and inhumane industry has no value to Montana. It needs to be stopped today.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. De groote carmen says:

    Ik vind het verdorie een grote schande wat die klootzak doet met deze poezen ik zeg dat ze geen vergunning mogen krijgen om een ander zotte zet te beginnen om deze dieren te pijnigen ik zou zo graag hetzelfde met die kloot doen wat hij met die dieren gedaan heeft dus Mensen Laat geen vergunning toe aub dees is zeker onmogelijk wat er gedaan word met dieren STOP DIT

  2. Jane Morrow says:

    What an appalling practice. Anyone who farms or wears fur is scum with no compassion for other living creatures. Anyone who causes another creature to suffer to make a buck has absolutely no moral fibre. I hope karma pays Larry Schultz a visit big time. Hope you go bankrupt.

  3. I don’t beleve in God and I don’t believe in karma. If I could I would skin him alive with no remorse. So sorry to be saying this, I know there’s a lot of warm hearts here that just want violence to stop everywhere. I don’t see that possible I just wish we could leave animals out of our sh*t.

  4. Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of inhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL CRIMINAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

    People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting criminal irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    MONSTER HUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL CRIMINAL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS AS WELL AS ALL GREEDILY CRIMINAL DESTROYERS OF ENVIRONMENT ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRA CHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with human beings

    I WISH ALL KILLERS, ABUSERS – ASSHOLES, A VIRUS WHICH CLEAR THEM AWAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

  5. theresa carvello says:

    All killing and abusing animals must stop now. What kind of sick people are in charge of these horrific laws? They need to be fired now. Who needs fur? Noone! You are killing off all of our wildlife… i believe we need a revolution to save them before its too late. Murderers are deciding that are innocent animals must suffer and die..its wrong!!! Stop the killing now! I shoulnt hsve to be comment about this…its insane! Stop the murdering! Who does this? Wth!

  6. Outrageous cruelty. This has to stop immediately.

  7. Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality.
    – The Dalai Lama

  8. Signed.

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