Fur farming

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Fur farming is an industry which raises animals in order to kill them for their fur. The first fur farms in North America appeared in the 1860s. The animal which is most commonly farmed is the mink. The country which has the largest fur farming industry is Denmark with 35% of the world's production in 2003.

Since the late 1970s, the wearing of fur for clothing has become controversial in some countries and, as a result, fur farming is less common than it once was.

Many scientists, animal liberation activists, and philosophers hold fur farming to be an inhumane practice. These beliefs are usually rooted in a opposition to the methods, not the nature, of these centers.

There is a more complete discussion of Fur farms under fur

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