Target: Laurent Lessard, Minister of Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
Goal: Close a large fur farm with a notoriously long history of animal abuse
Recently, Montreal’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) decided to investigate a fur farm in Montérégie after hearing about its alleged cruelty towards animals. This comes as no surprise, since the owner, Jean-Luc Rodier, has been previously found guilty of 32 counts of negligence in the past.
His farm, which raises dozens of foxes and mink for their fur, is allegedly filled with animals living in tiny, filthy cages that are soiled with excrement. They frequently may not have access to fresh water and are starving or hungry. Supposedly, many are also severely injured and suffer greatly before being gassed or electrocuted as part of the fur removal process.
As a result of such atrocities, the SPCA has already asked the government to take action. Wild animals, like foxes and mink, are under the jurisdiction of Quebec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. Yet, the ministry has been slow to intervene. Although inspectors visited the establishment recently, most of the animals still remain on the farm. Tell the Quebec Ministry of Forest and Wildlife to take the necessary measures to officially shut down the Montérégie farm. These animals have already suffered through enough.
Dear Laurent Lessard, Minister of Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks,
The Montérégie fur farm, owned and run by Jean-Luc Rodier, has a long history of animal abuse. The notorious establishment raises dozens of foxes and mink each year in horrible living conditions. Frequently, these animals do not have an adequate source of food or water. Many also suffer from several types of illness or injury, ranging from broken toes to missing eyes.
The Montreal’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has already asked the government to take action to stop these inhumane practices. Wild animals like foxes and mink are under the jurisdiction of Quebec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. Yet, the ministry has been slow to respond. Although thorough inspections have been conducted, most of these animals still remain on the farm. I urge you to step up. Push for the official closure of the Montérégie fur farm. The future of these innocent animals is at stake.
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