Mink in the wild are high-energy animals, always on the move and on the alert. They can adapt to life in forests, grasslands—even semideserts, if enough water is present. As indicated on the cover, they are also perfectly happy to roam intertidal zones in search of crustaceans, fish, and other prey. In contrast, mink on fur farms lead lives of extreme confinement, under miserable (and largely unregulated) conditions. Mink farms, in addition to being cruel, are under increasing scrutiny as incubators of COVID-19. It is time to end mink farming in the United States. To learn more, turn to page 14.
Photograph by ElementalImaging