Shut Down Fur Farms to Protect Humans and Animals From COVID-19

Target: Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah

Goal: Shut down mink farms to prevent potential spread of COVID-19 and protect animals’ rights.

More than 10,000 minks have died on Utah fur farms of COVID-19, forcing the closure of numerous sites and posing a grave risk to farm workers, who may be at risk of contracting the disease from the animals. Recent research from the Netherlands has raised concerns about the potential for mink to transmit the virus to humans. Despite the risk, Utah’s health and livestock authorities have continued to insist that the farms are safe for humans.

Apart from the seemingly inherent cruelty of fur farming, the possibility of harming or killing humans exposed to the virus is unacceptable. Sign the petition below to demand that these farms be shut down and the workers furloughed until threats to safety and health can be firmly ruled out.


Dear Governor Herbert,

Reports that COVID-19 could spread to humans from farmed mink have raised alarms elsewhere in the world, yet Utah fur farmers continue to operate with dubious assurances from the state veterinarian. As thousands of the animals have died from the disease, researchers in the United States and abroad have offered compelling evidence that COVID-19 may mutate and spread between species.

As governor, you are entrusted with the safety of all Utahns. I therefore urge you to exercise your executive powers and suspend the breeding of minks until doubts about the safety of fur farms have been settled or effective protective measures have been developed.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Network for Animal Freedom



  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    FUR FARMS should go out of business, and STAY out of business!
    Maybe the PLANDEMIC will have ONE good outcome, and that is to END FUR FARMING!!!

  2. Gloria Navan says:

    There is absolutely no reason to slaughter animals for their fur. Faux furs are

  3. Linda Cummings says:

    How about shutting down fur farms because they are sickening evil and cruel. Who the hell needs a fur ball on top of their hat at the cost of their very heart and soul??? Fur farms are a sign of a very sick demented society.

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