They Die Because People Want Their Fur (10 pics)
Welcome to a mink farm in Belarus. 2000 foxes and 80,000 minks are being killed there yearly. Poor animals live in tiny cages and when they grew up they are being killed in a very painful way. A “farmer” puts a metal clamp in an animal’s mouth, a metal rod in the anus, and sends a high-voltage current surging through the body. Sometimes the power surge forces the rod out of the anus, so the procedure must be repeated to kill the animal. Other commonly-employed techniques include homemade gas chambers, such as a box hooked up to a tractor exhaust pipe; lethal injection of various chemicals that kill through paralysis, which can result in immobilized animals being skinned alive; and neck breaking.