More than 50 million animals are killed for their fur each year. After spending their whole lives in tiny cages where they often suffer from aggression, auto-aggression, cannibalism, severe injuries, and stereotypy, they are killed inhumanely - by gassing or electrocution. Fortunately, some of the cute foxes and adorable minks manage to escape the horror of fur farming - with the help of an animal rights organization, an animal sanctuary, or on their own.

These animals got another chance at life. They were meant to die by a furrier's hand for “fashion,” but instead, the beautiful foxes are living their best lives at sanctuaries where they can rest, play, and explore. They are never going to be hurt again.

About the author of the photographs:

Andrew Skowron is a photographer who documents animal exploitation on factory farms. Sometimes he gets a chance to photograph those rescued and happy wild animals as well. You can follow his work on Instagram or on his website.

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Vic
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8 months ago

Those eyes. They just look into your soul.. what a beautiful creature..

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Kat Thomas
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8 months ago

His smile says, “thanks for NoT killing me!”

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glowworm2
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8 months ago

Absolutely beautiful animal! I love the fox's ears and eyes.

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S
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8 months ago

<3

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SkyTheImaginer
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8 months ago

I love every animal in the Mustelide family. Adorable little carpet sharks.

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ZeitCycloneTangram
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8 months ago

Five... more... minutes...

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glowworm2
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8 months ago

This fox is beautiful!

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Nini Meow
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8 months ago

He looks so peaceful

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Phantom Captain
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8 months ago

So cute!

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Zoe Drake
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8 months ago

"I'm a lucky ferret"

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Zoe Drake
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8 months ago

Reminds me of cats and dogs taking food off of tables!

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Boaty McBoatface
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8 months ago

Karen!!! What did I said about farting in the den?!?!

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Sardonic Scribe
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8 months ago

Those eyes... such a sweetheart!

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Virgil Blue
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8 months ago

"Truly I'm glad you res used me, but I still ha e some trust issues..."

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Virgil Blue
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8 months ago

Awww, sleeping so happily.

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Michael Violette
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8 months ago

That moment when they hear a wrapper being opened from someone.

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Mallory Souza
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8 months ago

How could you ever look at that and think... I want to skin it alive and wear it...

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Virgil Blue
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8 months ago

"Squirrel!"

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Kat Thomas
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8 months ago

I just want to pet him one time!

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Lyop
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8 months ago

Beautiful

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Vic
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8 months ago

Just feel like cuddling this cutie..

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Ana M
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8 months ago

Like every child, always a toy will do wonders.

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MadamButterfly
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8 months ago

Awww sweet baby.

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Neon_Sketch_Art
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8 months ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY

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Kat Thomas
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8 months ago

So sad and scared looking...

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Ana M
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8 months ago

So peaceful, so sweet, so sleepy.

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Virgil Blue
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8 months ago

Fox first DnD game "This is kind of complicated, what was the 20 sided one for again?"

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Virgil Blue
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8 months ago

He reminds me a bit of that dog telling a joke meme.

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Ana M
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8 months ago

"I'm free, FREE!"

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Lou Wow
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8 months ago

Looks like he's breaking out of a giant pasta shape.

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