This mink named Nico escaped from a fur farm in Utah and got a second chance at life! His small cage at the farm was old and broken down, allowing Nico to squeeze through an opening and break free. A kind samaritan found him nearby, wandering around on his own. Nico went right up to them to say hello. Surprisingly, he was very comfortable with human contact and was happy to go home with them. In his new foster home, he was his private swimming pool filled with toys. Every morning, Nico runs straight to his pool and takes a refreshing dip.

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Unfortunately, millions of animals are raised and cruelly killed every year for their fur. Much like farmed animals who suffer on factory farms, 85 percent of animals raised for their fur are raised on fur farms, where they are confined to tiny cages for their entire lives. This prevents them from swimming and engaging in other natural habits, which often causes them to go insane, leading to neurotic behaviors such as pacing. They are usually surrounded by feces and forced to move around mutilated or dead carcasses and are inevitably electrocuted and gassed to death.

These animals in fur farms, which include minks, rabbits, chinchillas, and many others, are extremely intelligent creatures who deserve to be treated as sentient beings, not as fashion items.

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