Just Because Winter Is Over Doesn’t Mean Animals Aren’t Still Suffering on Fur Farms

Published by Angela Henderson.

If you were crammed into a small cage, unable to take more than a few steps in any direction for your entire life, wouldn’t you lose your mind? What if you were sick and suffering for months on end?

This is the reality for animals in the fur industry. Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals on factory fur farms—dismal, often filthy places where thousands of animals are usually kept in wire cages for their entire lives. They’re denied everything that’s natural and important to them, such as the opportunity to run, swim, make nests, and find mates.

The caption of this video says that this small fox has a neurological disorder. He or she will likely suffer without treatment until slaughtered. Because fur farmers care only about preserving the quality of the fur, they use slaughter methods that keep the pelts intact but that can result in extreme suffering for the animals, who often have clamps attached to or rods forced into their mouths and anuses before they are painfully electrocuted. Some animals even wake up while they are being skinned.

Many animals on fur farms develop psychotic behavior.

Even though winter has ended, millions of animals are still being held in wire cages worldwide, sometimes going insane while waiting to die. The anguish and frustration of life in a cage leads many to pace frantically and circle endlessly; self-mutilate, including biting at their skin, tails, and feet; and even cannibalize their cagemates. If you don’t want to see this …

… then please pledge to go fur-free and encourage all your friends and family to do the same.

Just because it’s getting warm outside doesn’t mean these animals aren’t suffering.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind