Our friends at Minnehaha Wolf Patrol (MinnehahaWolfPatrol@gmail.com) are working hard to stop a new wolf fur farm in South Dakota. Please support and share!
Fur-Ever Wild, a wolf fur farm owned by Terri Petter located in Lakeville, Minnesota is attempting to open a petting zoo in Deadwood, South Dakota but has met opposition due to concerns over mistreatment of animals and the belief her zoo is nothing but a front for her fur farm.
According to a deposition unrelated to the opening of the petting zoo, Petter has admitted to breeding captive wolves in addition to other animals and killing them for their fur. The deposition is available to the public and excerpts have been posted online here.
Terri Petter is currently facing a lawsuit filed by her neighbors in Eureka Township over safety and health concerns.
Shari Kosel, Co-founder and Chair of (SDFACT) South Dakotans Fighting Animal Cruelty Together, has started a petition to prevent the opening of Fur-Ever Wild in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Animal Industry Board will be conducting a hearing in Pierre, SD tomorrow, May 20, 2015, to listen to objections to the planned Deadwood attraction.
Anyone with concerns about Fur-Ever Wild and the expansion plan please attend the meeting tomorrow at 10:00AM CDT, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel – Gallery D, located at 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota. More info here.