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 them manage to escape the horror of a fur farm - with the help of an animal rights organization or on their own.

These animals got another chance at life. They were meant to die for “fashion”, but instead, they 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 ones as well. You can follow his work on Instagram or on his website.

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Vic 3 weeks ago

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

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Kat Thomas 3 weeks ago

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

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

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

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S 3 weeks ago

<3

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SkyTheImaginer 3 weeks ago

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

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ZeitCycloneTangram 3 weeks ago

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

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

This fox is beautiful!

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Nini Meow 3 weeks ago

He looks so peaceful

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Phantom Captain 3 weeks ago

So cute!

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Zoe Drake 3 weeks ago

"I'm a lucky ferret"

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Zoe Drake 3 weeks ago

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

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Boaty McBoatface 3 weeks ago

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

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Sardonic Scribe 3 weeks ago

Those eyes... such a sweetheart!

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Virgil Blue 3 weeks ago

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

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Virgil Blue 3 weeks ago

Awww, sleeping so happily.

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Michael Violette 3 weeks ago

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

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Mallory Souza 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

"Squirrel!"

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Kat Thomas 3 weeks ago

I just want to pet him one time!

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Lyop 3 weeks ago

Beautiful

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Vic 3 weeks ago

Just feel like cuddling this cutie..

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Ana M 3 weeks ago

Like every child, always a toy will do wonders.

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MadamButterfly 3 weeks ago

Awww sweet baby.

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Neon_Sketch_Art 3 weeks ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY

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Kat Thomas 3 weeks ago

So sad and scared looking...

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Ana M 3 weeks ago

So peaceful, so sweet, so sleepy.

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Virgil Blue 3 weeks ago

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

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Virgil Blue 3 weeks ago

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

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Ana M 3 weeks ago

"I'm free, FREE!"

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Lou Wow 3 weeks ago

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

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