Neglected and emaciated dogs and puppies have been found in locked cages in Poland.
Investigators found the animals attempting to escape in vain. According to activists, the dogs were discovered among foxes that were set to be put down. Water and food were unavailable, and the animals were kept in filthy cages.
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“It was unbelievable,” an animal welfare group investigator said. The animals were in deplorable conditions, and we were so appalled. Initially, six dogs were rescued. One of the dogs had a broken leg. The dogs and foxes were taken to vets for treatment. Afterward, they came back and rescued eleven animals.
A probe has been launched in a bid to bring the operations of the farm to a halt. It was unclear why the farm was still allowed to keep dogs or whether the animals they were slaughtering were for fur.
The owner said the dogs were for keeping away thieves; however, it was unclear how the dogs could keep away thieves when they were locked. In the video, some of the foxes could be seen running around in their enclosures in distress. “Such filthy conditions are not uncommon in this industry,” said the investigators.
Every year, hundreds of animals are put down because of their fur. The filthy conditions and the caging of these animals make the industry inexplicably cruel. “Naturally, these animals like roaming for long distances daily, and therefore enclosing them is torture.”
The UK has banned fur farms since 2000, but it is approximated that animal fur worth over £650m has been imported to the United Kingdom. Those who oppose the trade believe that Brexit offers the UK a chance to outlaw imports, something which the UK was not allowed to do under the EU.
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