People Are Breeding ‘Monster’ Foxes So They Can Sell More Fur

The Arctic foxes look dangerously obese. Dense rolls of skin cover their bodies like heavy blankets, making it difficult for them to move. Their tails are unusually thick, and their faces are squashed between folds of fat.

These foxes could easily pass for creatures in a medieval fairy tale — in fact, one Swedish journalist dubbed them “monsterrävar,” which translates into English as “monster foxes.” But they’re actually real. Fur farmers in Finland are deliberately breeding foxes to have extra large skin, according to Oikeutta eläimille, a Finnish animal welfare group. Why? So the farmers get more money for the animals’ fur

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

'Monster' fox at fur farm

 

 

To urge Mr. Jari Leppä to put a stop to selective breeding at Finnish fur farms, you can send him an email or message him through Twitter.

Source:https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/monster-fox-fur-farms

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