With the world watching – and animal advocates gearing up for a fight – Viking Fur Inc. has withdrawn their application to expand their Newfoundland and Labrador fur farm.
Local residents initially opposed the farm due to environmental concerns. The area is filled with vacation homes that bring in tourists to a beautiful part of the Atlantic province. The potential for water damage, flies and noise would devastate the local economy.
A petition was set up – and gained more than 2,000 signatures. Additionally, advocates from around the world – including Fur-Bearers – began monitoring the situation closely and writing letters to local supporters, the media and the government.
Tuesday, the province announced that Viking Fur had withdrawn their application for expansion. No official comment from the owner of the company has been made available.
But with dwindling fur prices, a community that would fight for their properties, and a world turning against the industry, Viking Fur likely made a smart business decision. And we expect more of these business decisions to be coming as Canadians – and the world – choose to Make Fur History.
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