Chinchillas are naturally found in rocky crevices and can jump as high as one meter. They need to be active and hence suffer intensely when bred on farms for their fur.
On fur farms everything is aimed to reap maximum profit. There is no regard for the animals’ well-being, as they are merely seen as raw material waiting to be harvested (killed). They are routinely confined to small, wire-mesh cages and kept in a battery style system. With several animals in a cage there is barely room to move let alone space for activity.
On fur farms Chinchillas will never jump or play.
It was a lucky day for a few of these innocent creatures when PeTA learned that a chinchilla breeder in California was planning on electrocuting hundreds of animals if she couldn’t sell her business.
Here is a video of a discussion with this farmer.
On a previous post @ https://emynow.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/a-compassionate-move-thank-you-sam-simon/ I mentioned that PeTA, with the help of patron Sam Simon, saved every single animal.