Not very long ago, green-oriented organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) began looking into how a ferret farm in Pennsylvania was treating the animals it should have been looking after.
Seeing how their undercover investigations revealed that the animals were more often than not left without the care they required, official complaints were filed, and authorities proceeded to taking this matter into their own hands.
After official inquires confirmed what PETA found during its own investigations – that the ferrets at the Triple F Farms had their animal rights violated on several occasions, and that these abuses sometimes ended in various of these animals dying –, it was agreed upon that the ferret farm need be held responsible for its actions.
Thus, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA, for short) ordered the farm's owners to pay a fine of $16,679 (€13,373 / ₤10,558), and charged them with acting against at least eight of the regulations listed under the Animal Welfare Act.
informs us that some of the abuses carried out against these animals consisted in allowing newly-born ferrets to simply die if they happened to fall down on the floor through the wires of their cages, not providing appropriate veterinarian assistance for the animals that got injured under various circumstances, and not making sure that the cages the ferrets lived in were properly cleaned on a regular basis.
Given the fact that the Triple F Farms were in the business of supplying ferrets for several pet shops and laboratories, PETA members now ask that all those who used to engage in trading operations with this farm no longer purchase animals from it.
We can only assume that the end goal is to compel the Triple F Farms to eventually cease all activities and shut down.
Speaking on behalf of the organization, Daphna Nachminovitch made a case of how, “Ferrets at Triple F Farms suffer every day and pay the ultimate price with their lives. PETA is now asking the federal government to cancel any contracts with this violator.”