Target: Center for Disease Control
Goal: To stop the abuse and neglect of ferrets at Triple F Farms, Inc.
Triple F Farms, Inc is a ferret farm located in Bradford City, Pennsylvania that prides itself in “providing the safest and cleanest environment possible, in additional to proper nutrition and preventative medicine.” Unfortunately, an undercover investigation facilitated by PETA uncovered quite a different story. This ferret-breeding factory whose animals are sold to laboratories and pet stores is operated with confined cages, filthy conditions and heat that reaches up to 99 degrees.
With more than six thousand ferrets in confinement at Triple F Farms Inc, they are often prone to dehydration, starvation severe neglect and death. Some of the health problems that PETA’s investigation found in the ferrets were bloody rectums, gaping wounds, herniated organs, ruptured eyes, infected feet and inflamed mammary glands. Cages were cleaned every three to six weeks, and each cleaning turned up overwhelming amounts of urine, feces and carcasses. The investigator questioned the ownership, management and supervisors of Triple F Farms about these vile conditions countless times in fear for their lives. Rather than receiving an answer or assistance, the investigator was instructed to just leave them as they were.
Triple F Farms claims that veterinarians visit their farm on a weekly basis, however throughout the four-month duration of the investigation not one vet was admitted to the premises. Instead, lay employees used unsterilized tools in dirty room to perform surgeries.
PETA submitted formal complaints to seven federal and state agencies and is asking for further investigations to be carried out. Please sign the petition below to advance the cause and speak out against ferret cruelty.
Dear CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden,
Triple F Farms, Inc. ferret farm boasts a safe and clean environment and optimum health care for its ferrets, however an undercover investigation facilitated by PETA has proven otherwise.
With more than six thousand ferrets in confinement at Triple F Farms Inc, they are often prone to dehydration, starvation severe neglect and death. Cages are only cleaned every three to six weeks, and veterinarians rarely visit the facilities.
The PETA investigator questioned the carelessness of the staff and the filthy conditions that the ferrets were left in, but the ownership simply instructed the investigator to leave them as they were.
I am urging you to launch another investigation at Triple F Farms, and to end the cruelty it is subjecting its ferrets to.
[Your Name Here]