Protesters call for closure of Saint-Jude fur farm

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/SPCA
Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/SPCA

About 200 hundred protesters dressed in mourning black showed up outside an infamous fur farm in Saint-Jude in the Montérégie yesterday, calling for its closure.

Many were holding signs denouncing the animal abuse alleged to be going on inside the farm.

Earlier this month, photos appeared online showing mink in poor health and questionable conditions inside the farm.

Leader of the Green Party of Quebec Alex Tyrrell was at the protest.

He says despite some steps being taken by the government to fix the situation, the animals are still there and people are expected to trust everything is being fixed.

"There's no transparency, so even if they say that things are improving on the farm, the protesters and the SCPA have no way of knowing this," he told CJAD News.

"So of course, there's now a very large group of people who are upset about this and want to see action on it quickly."

More demonstrations are planned next week on Thursday in Montreal, and Saturday in Quebec City.

A petition calling for the closure of the farm has been circulating online. To date it has amassed 20 000 signatures.

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  1. indigo posted on 08/24/2014 02:55 PM
    I'm so glad to see a member of the Green Party there...thank you for taking a stand against the barbaric treatment going on there.
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