SPCA uncovers horror fur farm near Montreal

Anne Caroline Desplanques, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:34 PM ET

The SPCA says 100 foxes and nearly 10,000 mink are slowly dying on a fur farm east of Montreal, devouring each other for food while packed into tiny cages.

The SPCA is building a case against the unnamed breeder in St-Hyacinthe, Que., and QMI Agency has obtained graphic photos and video.

One photo shows feces spilling out of a container attached to a cage stuffed with rodents.

Row after row of small cages line a building on the farm 100 km east of Montreal.

Two mink had the top of their skulls eaten away, and their brains were exposed though they were still alive.

A fox's eyes were full of pus.

"All of the foxes that I have examined, without exception, were dehydrated," said Dr. Sherri Cox, the veterinarian who examined the animals at the SPCA's request on Aug. 4.

"Most had ear and eye infections, and several had growths in their abdomen and various injuries."

Cox believes many of the animals she saw have since died from neglect and that others will die if nothing is done.


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