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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