Help End Cruel Mink Farming in the U.S.
This action is for U.S. residents only.
Congress is considering a bill that would ban mink farming in the U.S. The Mink: Vectors for Infection Risk in the United States (VIRUS) Act (H.R. 3783) would help address the cruelty of the fur industry while increasing public safety and health standards.
Mink farms confine animals in overcrowded, unsanitary cages where they live out their lives with no access to their natural environment and no ability to engage in natural behaviors. Meanwhile, this industry poses a major risk of disease transmission, including COVID-19 and avian flu, to people and wildlife populations. Mink farms in the U.S. have been the site of numerous confirmed outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Contact your federal legislators today and urge them to support this important legislation using the form below. A sample message is provided, but remember, personalized messages are the most effective!
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