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Eastern US Fur Farm Survey Reveals Numerous Closures

From North American Animal Liberation Press Office NAALPO
June 2023

Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFTUSA) exists to forever end the killing of wildlife for their fur.

North American Animal Liberation Front Press Office

Recently, anonymous aboveground activists conducted research of east coast fur farms, with the purpose of determining operational status and the number of active fur farms in the eastern United States, primarily Pennsylvania and New York. 

Of the 18 farms visited, only one farm was confirmed as an active mink farm, the Stahl mink farm in Sunbury, PA (4130 SR 890). One fox farm was inconclusive, the Pacuchinski fox farm in upstate NY (2730 Lenox Road, Collins, NY). The remaining 16 others have shuttered. We found dilapidated and decayed sheds, and sheds that once confined mink were full of derelict machinery and various tools.

closed fur farm

The number of operational U.S. mink farms is now under 100, down from over 400 in the 1990s and 274 just ten years ago. Estimates of active U.S. fox farms put the number between 25 and 50.

Last year, the Animal Liberation Front liberated over 15,000 mink from U.S. fur farms. In recent years, global pressure campaigns have seen nine designers go fur free. This is the grim state of the fur trade.

As the fur industry teeters on the brink of collapse, itís up to all of us to do what it takes to ensure this industry nevewr recuperates. Activist efforts and a diversity of tactics can destroy this industry that preys on native wildlife.

Look for the latest updates of closures and active fur farms at


Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFTUSA) exists to forever end the killing of wildlife for their fur. CAFT currently organized protest campaigns against LVMH and Max Mara around the world to demand that fashion finally stops using fur.

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and other anonymous activists utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, they maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of all innocent, non-human animals.

A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available here:

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