“Disturbing” Footage Shows Foxes And Racoon Dogs Skinned Alive On Fur Farms
Video footage released by Humane Society International/UK (HSI) has revealed that animals are being skinned alive on fur farms.
Thousands of foxes and racoon dogs were filmed at 11 farms in Asia that are known to import their products to the UK.
In an email to Raise Vegan, HSI called the footage “disturbing,” and explained how the foxes are “repeatedly bludgeoned over the head, resulting in catastrophic injury but not instant death,” adding that “some animals were cut with knives, or even entirely skinned, while clearly still alive.”
Wildlife presenter and campaigner Chris Packham said the footage was “like a scene from hell.”
Fur farms have been banned in the UK for almost two decades — although the country still imports tens of millions of pounds of fur from overseas.
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The investigation in Asia exposed how the animals are being kept in unhygienic and uncomfortable “factory farm style conditions.”
“Behind the PR spin of the fur trade, this is the hideous, heartless reality they don’t want you to see,” said Claire Bass, executive director of HSI/UK, in an email to Raise Vegan.
“Sickened And Heartbroken”
“Raccoon dogs driven mad with boredom in their pitifully small wire cages, foxes repeatedly smashed over the head with a metal bar in front of their terrified cage mates, animals skinned alive so that the fur trade can sell consumers the lie of luxury.”
“I am sickened and heartbroken by what our investigators witnessed on these cruel fur farms, but not surprised.”
“Every retailer putting fur on its shop shelves, and every consumer putting fur in their wardrobe, is helping to pay for this shameful misery.”
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