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Tortured for fur: Terrified foxes fattened in cages to be slaughtered for UK market

An investigation of Saga Fur farms shows grossly obese foxes with infected eyes, deformed feet, and behaviour caused by the stress of the confinement.


RUSSELL MYERS:
‘Farms producing fur for the UK market have been exposed for caging animals in sickening conditions. An undercover investigation in western Finland found dangerously overweight silver foxes barely able to move. Other animals were found with weeping eye conditions and thick rolls of fur over their eyes. And a farm in Ireland kept mink in such distressing conditions wildlife experts said they were bound to suffer “physiological stress and resort to self-mutilation and cannibalism”… More than £2.5 million of fur products have been imported in the past five years into the UK from Finland…

An investigation by Finnish campaign group Oikeutta Eläimille, some of it at so-called “high-welfare” Saga Fur farms, shows grossly obese foxes with infected eyes, deformed feet, and behaviour caused by the stress of the confinement… Claire Bass, of Humane Society International UK, said: “This shocking footage showing obese, sick and mentally broken animals, lays waste to the fur trade’s claims that fur farming is in any way ethical. “There is no such thing as humane fur farming – the only way for the UK to ensure it is not sponsoring this suffering is to ban fur imports”.’ SOURCE…

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