According to a news story, “A large Pennsylvania ferret farm that supplies animals to the Centers for Disease Control as well as pet retailers, has been fined $44,000 by the federal government for violating animal welfare and labor laws.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fined Triple F Farms, Inc., in Sayre, $16,679 for violating at least eight regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, and the factory must pay employees $28,124.98 in back wages for 38 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act….”
Take Action: Send USDA a note of thanks for the actions taken in this case and urge them to continue to protect the animals of this country.
Dr. Gregory Parham
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
United States Department of Agriculture
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
Tele. No.: 301-734-7833
Read our initial post on this issue.