Fur Farms Going out of Business
downward slide in prices of fox pelts in recent years has caused serious
hardship for Finnish fur farms. It is estimated that prices would have to
go up by at least 20 percent for the sector to be profitable.
one in every four fur farmers could go out of business in the coming winter.
week’s fur auction could prove to be a final straw for many farmers,
says Tomas Widblom of Finnish Fur Sales.
currently has 1,200 fur farmers, slightly more than half of whom are in
Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia. The industry claims that it directly and
indirectly employs 22,000 people in Finland.
Dusk 'til Dawn
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