Fur farming is based on locally-run farms that are providing important employment and income in rural areas across Newfoundland and Labrador. The industry now accounts for more than 250 full time and part time jobs. Fur farmers also provide support for local fish and poultry processing facilities, by purchasing the offal and other fish and poultry by-products for mink and fox feed. This scrap material is high in nutritional value and would otherwise end up clogging landfills. Besides defending the interests of this important developing sector of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, NLFBA’s mission is to inform the public about the industry and its practices — especially about the humane care given to fur animals and the strict regulations that govern the trade in this province. The NLFBA is proud of this exciting and dynamic industry, and would like to share our story with other Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans.
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