There are around 800 fur farms in Poland where 8 million of animals are killed yearly; around 50 million are killed around the world. They are mostly foxes, minks, racoon dogs, chinchillas.
The animals spend their whole lives in small bare cages. They have no opportunities to fulfil their natural needs, like swimming for a mink or digging for a fox. This confined environment causes huge stress and leads to cases of self-harm, cannibalism and mental health issues.
Injuries to paws, tails, bitten ears, oozing eyes, apathetic or frantic behaviour are a common sight on fur farms. The animals are rarely treated medically. When still young, they are killed by electric shock or are gassed before they mature.