Investigation Update: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors confirmed PETA's findings from its nearly four-month undercover investigation of Triple F Farms, Inc. After a federal investigation found violations of at least eight animal protection regulations, Triple F Farms, Inc., agreed to pay more than $16,000 to settle the matter. The company also agreed to pay more than $28,000 to settle 38 violations of federal labor laws uncovered after PETA submitted evidence to the U.S. Department of Labor.
PETA recently went undercover at Triple F Farms, Inc. (Triple F), a Bradford County, Pa.-based massive ferret-breeding mill whose animals are sold to laboratories around the world and pet stores across the U.S., including Petland.
PETA's investigation revealed that thousands of ferrets are being kept confined to crowded, filthy, stifling barns, where they suffer from chronic neglect and die on a daily basis.YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS!
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The investigator's repeated requests for care and speedy euthanasia to relieve suffering were met with blank stares, shoulder shrugs, and general indifference, as the investigator was instructed to "just leave" ferrets as they were. Triple F forbade its workers—including PETA's investigator—to pick up dying newborns. Many ferrets died slow, painful deaths.
PETA has shared its findings with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has over the last five years signed contracts with Triple F worth more than $1.5 million for live ferrets used in experiments. Urge Alan Kotch, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office, to investigate why the CDC continues to funnel taxpayer dollars into Triple F.
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