Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals on fur farms. Rabbits, foxes, mink, chinchillas and other animals on fur farms spend their entire short, miserable lives in tiny, filthy wire cages until they are killed by bludgeoning, neck-breaking, or anal or vaginal electrocution.
The anguish and frustration of life in a cage leads animals on fur farms to self-mutilate, biting at their skin, tails and feet. Many animals frantically pace and circle endlessly, and some even cannibalize their cage mates. Parasites and disease are prevalent on fur farms due to the deplorable and overcrowded conditions.
In the U.S., there are no federal laws providing protection for the millions of animals who suffer and die on fur farms. The fur industry remains completely self-regulated.