A proposed fur processing facility in Alaska is scheduled to close in the next few weeks, according to a statement from the Alaska Fur Processing Facility.
The facility, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was scheduled to start processing the state’s fur in 2018, according the statement.
But the facility was shut down in early October due to concerns about animal welfare.
The statement says the company will be closing the facility in the coming weeks.
Alaska is a major fur producer, and the state is one of just a handful of states that doesn’t have a formal fur industry.