Hundreds of millions of animals are intensively farmed for their fur in countries around the world each year. These animals are kept in small, wire cages, often outside and fully exposed to the elements, which also means they can see and smell their wild home around them but never reach it. Foxes and raccoon dogs are not domesticated species; they are wild animals living their lives in confinement before being killed by gassing, anal electrocution, or by broken neck. These particularly brutal and painful methods of slaughter are often used by the industry because they cause the least amount of damage to the fur.
Fox and Raccoon Dog