Decaying foxes and starving dogs were discovered on a Polish suspected fur farm with bones protruding from cruel abused animal bodies.
Of the animals that were still alive, including wild foxes and tame dogs, many starved in dirty, rusting cages in Chojnow.
& # 39; We were shocked, & # 39; said a researcher. & # 39; It was terrible to see the animals in so much fear and distress. & # 39;
Open Cages, a British charity for animal welfare, investigated complaints about animal abuse, but was stunned to find such creepy abuse at what they think is a fur farm.
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A terrified fox shrinks back in its cage while investigators and the Open Cages charity arrive to free foxes and dogs from the Polish alleged fur farm
Two of the cages of the farm had rotting corpses inside, the bare bones of the animals were just visible through the disintegrating flesh (photo: a dead fox)
Dogs were also discovered on the farm, it is not clear whether they were kept as pets or if they were slaughtered like foxes for their fur
Two of the farm cages had rotting corpses inside, the bare bones of the animals just visible through the disintegrating flesh.
Of the animals that were still alive, six dogs and four foxes were immediately placed under veterinary care.
The activists were able to save more animals on a second visit – and now a total of 21 have been saved.
It is already clear that at least one of the foxes needs an amputation due to painful abscesses on his foot.
A researcher explained that foxes and dogs kept in cages – animals that naturally travel great distances – are exceptionally corrupt.
A bone in the rotting corpse of a black-coated fox is exposed to its body while it is left on the farm to rot
A white and gray coated fox is in its small cage. A researcher explained that foxes and dogs kept in cages – animals that naturally travel great distances – are exceptionally corrupt.
A fox in its tight and rusting cage in Poland. & # 39; For animals adapted to travel large distances every day, living in a cage is torture & # 39 ;, one researcher said.
Dogs bark and cry when the researchers arrive to free them from the rusty cages. Open Cages said the investigation into the farm will now continue, hoping that it will soon be closed for good.
& # 39; For animals adapted to travel great distances every day, living in a cage is torture & # 39 ;, he said.
It is not yet clear why dogs are kept on the farm – or that animals have been slaughtered for their fur.
Investigation into the farm will now continue, in the hope that it will soon be closed for good.
But such horrendous circumstances as these are not uncommon in the fur industry that kills millions of animals every year.
Fur farms have been banned in the UK since 2000, but in 2017 the UK imported £ 75 million in fur from foreign farms.
According to Open Cages, two-thirds of the British support the ban on fur imports, but as a member of the European Union's internal market, the UK cannot prohibit the import of European fur.
Dogs get up in their cages when they see people coming to the farm. Fur farms have been banned in the UK since 2000, but in 2017 the UK imported £ 75 million in fur from foreign farms.
The filthy rows of small cages where animals were kept before they were slaughtered for their fur, according to the researchers
According to Open Cages, two-thirds of the British support the import of fur, but as a member of the internal market of the European Union, the UK cannot prohibit the import of European fur (photo: researchers who worked with Open Cages to save the animals )
Of the animals that were still alive, six dogs and four foxes were immediately placed under veterinary care (photo: a vet squeezes a fox snout during an examination)
Open Cages believe that the United Kingdom should use Brexit as an opportunity to free itself from fur imports, as the free trade laws of the European Union force Great Britain (photo: the farm in Chojnow, southwest Poland) )
Brexit offers the British government the opportunity to ban fur imports and Open Cages urge the government to make that change.
Connor Jackson, CEO of Open Cages, said: “Although it is outrageous to see beloved dogs in cages on fur farms, this is a reality for terrified foxes and minks – until they are violently killed and skinned for their fur.
& # 39; We call on the Secretary of State for Environment Theresa Villiers to work to address this issue as the Labor Party did: use Brexit as an opportunity to ban the sale of fur in the UK, before even more animals lose life to this outdated industry. & # 39;
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