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As any animal lover will tell you, the fur industry is one of the cruelest imaginable. Each year an estimated one billion animals are bred, raised, and killed on fur farms around the world for their pelts. In addition to breeding animals for fur inside of farms, other animals are caught in wild traps for their pelts. Some of the animals destined for fur coats, boot linings, and other fashion accessories include raccoon dogs, rabbits, foxes, mink, chinchillas, dogs, cats and more. Sadly, once in processing facilities, they are kept in wire cages until they face death through a variety of means, all of which are chosen to avoid damaging the animal’s valuable fur, including gas chambers and neck breaking.

And now we have yet more disturbing news from the cruel fur industry … recently, animal rights group Oikeutta eläimille (Animal Justice) released a new undercover investigation from five Finnish farms showing overweight blue foxes. It’s believed that by breeding these animals to be so overweight, the fur farmers can maximize the amount of fur from each animal.

The caged foxes weigh five times more than would they normally weigh in the wild. According to Oikeutta eläimille, in the wild, female blue foxes weigh about 3.5 kilograms (around 6 pounds), but the fox they photographed at the farm was estimated to weigh more than 19 kilograms (40 pounds). 

The foxes are so overweight that their movements are labored and they are hardly recognizable as foxes. All for people’s vanity…

Steven Frostdahl of the Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association told YLE that the foxes’ lush, luxurious coats in the pictures were due to the animals having been selected for breeding and that the animals had likely since been put onto a so-called breeding diet and lost weight.

The Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association asked for the locations of the fur farms where the footage was taken so that veterinarians can be sent to check out conditions on-site.

Animal welfare legislation in Finland states that breeding that causes suffering is forbidden. The skins of the animals in this latest undercover footage are sold under Saga Furs brand. 

Of the skins sold at the last auction by Sage Furs, 83 percent belonged to the biggest sized groups, according to Oikeutta eläimilleThe skins sadly end up in many luxury fashion houses, such as Louise Vuitton, Gucci, and Michael Kors.

 

 

There is no true humane way to care for or kill thousands of animals at a time (or to kill animals at all, really). Although they may claim to care for the animals in their care, fur farms are mere businesses that view their animals as commodities. Animal welfare, more often than not, takes a backseat as fur farms – like any business – will always attempt to maximize their profits while cutting costs and labor. When dealing with animals, this often means worse conditions and incredibly cruel treatment – regardless of the industry.

Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves if we really need to wear fur; unlike the animals who are brutally slaughtered to produce our fur hats, coats, and shawls, we do not need fur. There are plenty of cruelty-free alternatives that can keep us warm without causing any harm to another living being.

If you are ready to remove yourself from the cruel system that is the international fur trade, check out these quick and easy tips to make the transition:

  • Always be certain to check clothing labels carefully to discern where the garment is from (faux fur from China has been mislabeled and sold in the U.S.) and if any animal products were used to make the clothing.
  • Know the difference between real vs. faux fur.
  • When all else fails, shop cruelty-free.
  • Support organizations like the Fur Free Alliance.

For more information on Oikeutta eläimille and how you can get involved, click here. Together we can end this cruel industry!

Image source: Oikeutta eläimille/Flickr

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23 comments on “Michael Kors, Gucci, and Others Are Using Fur From ‘Monster Foxes’ Who Are Bred to be 5 Times Bigger”

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Sarah Jack
8 Days ago

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11 Days ago

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BRIAN
13 Days ago

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1 Months Ago

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1 Months Ago

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steve1986
1 Months Ago

Can Dogs Eat Mango: Dogs\' bodies are designed to eat mainly meat, but puppies dogs also want to eat fruits. Wolves actually frequently eat fruits in the open; it will keep them healthy by giving essential nutrition, not within the meat.

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So, is mango safe for pet dogs to eat? It really is Mango is saturated in dietary fiber, as well as vitamin supplements A, B6, C, and E, rendering it quite healthy for humans, as well as pet dogs.
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Melisa
1 Months Ago

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LISA CASSADY
2 Months Ago

MY EX IS FINALLY BACK TO ME

I was so depressed when my ex left me for another woman. it made me felt like i was not relevant and my heart and love life was seriously destroyed. i could not concentrate in anything i was doing. i went online and searched for help but could not find any genuine spell caster until i went to Ocala Florida to visit my aunt to ease the depression and loneliness. when i got to Florida, i explained to my aunt who then felt pity for me and told me the secret she have not told anyone about the success in her marriage with her man. she then took me to the temple of powerful Dr. Ugo Wonders whom i met and explained my problems to. he promised to help me because of my aunt. i trusted his words and provided him with the materials needed to help me get my ex back and to my greatest surprise, after 48 hours of casting the spell, my Ex cam back on his knees begging for me to forgive him. i was shocked and surprised at the magic. we are happily married now and everything is working fine with us.I promised Dr. Ugo that i will never keep this a secret because he brought back my life and my world and that i will hare my testimony to the general public.
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KAREN KULL
2 Months Ago

these hag designers and the repulsive stick figures supporting them need to die of anal cancer.


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KNA
2 Months Ago

Hiedi, I hope your first on the list to be killed and put on a hanger for purchase!!!!! However, i wouldn\'t even consider putting you in my closet and stinking up all my NATURAL THREADS LIKE COTTON AND HEMP YOU F***ING HEARTLESS PIECE OF S***!!! I bet your in line to order one of these helpless animals. And let me add that if you have children I could care less if they ended up on the missing childrens list because thats the nature of the BEAST RIGHT!!!! From your own words!! Cheers!!!


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