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Shocking footage shows arctic foxes being raised from cubs in cramped cages before they are electrocuted to death at seven-months-old for the fur trade.
Over 110,000,000 animals are killed on fur farms every year according to Animal Defenders International (ADI), an animal protection charity.
The organisation placed hidden cameras on a Polish fur farm to give a rare insight into the fur trade.
The film, called A Lifetime, follows the lives of a family of foxes, focusing on three cubs named Borys, Eryk and Aleska.
Throughout the video, the cubs are kept in a small wire cage until the day of their death.
The video starts as the cubs are nursed by their mother and baby Aleska takes her first halting steps.
After a few weeks their mother is removed and the growing cubs explore their small world and play together.
As their coats change to the thick white fur that should protect them through the winter months, their days are numbered.
At less than 7 months of age, Borys and Eryk are dragged from their cage by their tails, hung upside down, and electrocuted.
Aleska can only watch on as her terrified brothers are killed in front of her.
The video follows Arctic fox cubs as they grow on a fur farm in Poland
The foxes stay with their mother (pictured) and nurse for the first few weeks
After, just seven months, two of the cubs named Borys and Eryk are strung up and electrocted
Aleska will be used to produce next year’s babies for the fur trade.
Actress Joanna Lumley, who supports the campaign, said: ‘Be comfortable in your own skin, and not that of a poor defenceless animal caged and killed to provide it. Say no to fur and yes to helping these fashion victims. Please help ADI stop this brutal trade.’
The UK trade information database shows that almost £4.5 million worth of fur products were imported into the UK from Poland in 2016.
Europe-wide exports value over €994 million, with Italy, Greece, France, Germany and the UK reporting the highest export value.
Despite a ban on fur farms, the UK is one of the largest exporters of fur in Europe, exporting over €25 million pounds worth of garments per year.
The UK imported over £4.5 million worth of fur skins, and clothing items from China in 2016.
The animals are then skinned and their fur is used to make hats and coats for fashion labels
Despite the campaign against fur, many fashion houses still use it to make clothing