About 5 million minks are breed for fur in Poland (skins are mostly exported). This number was twice as much just a few years ago.
Unfortunately, fur farmes don’t care about minks’ welfare and fur farms don’t provide suitable conditions for animals. In nature, minks live a solitary life and they’re able to cover wide territories between 1 and 3 km, but on fur farm they’re kept in small cages with other minks, which causes them a lot of stress. They are excellent swimmers and divers and it’s a significant aspect of their lifestyle, however they do not have access to the water on fur farms.