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Rabbits are clubbed over the head and have their throats slit while chinchillas have their necks snapped in undercover footage exposing brutality at Russian fur farms

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  • Shocking images expose Russian fur farms where animals treated with brutality
  • Images show rabbits being decapitated & chinchillas receiving electric shocks 
  • Animals kept in tiny cages, rabbits’ throats slit while reportedly still conscious 

These shocking images show a Russian fur farm where rabbits have their heads hacked off and chinchillas are electrocuted and have their necks snapped.

The images come from PETA’s first expose of the fur trade in Russia and were reportedly taken across five farms in the country.

In the video, animals can be seen being kept in tiny cages when a worker takes a white rabbit and hits it on the head with a metal pipe. 

A chinchilla is electrocuted at fur farm. The report states that the regulation of animal welfare in Russia is practically ‘non-existent’ and added that the country does not have any laws to protect farmed animals

A chinchilla is electrocuted in shocking footage taken during a PETA sting into the Russian fur trade

A chinchilla is electrocuted in shocking footage taken during a PETA sting into the Russian fur trade 

Rabbits and other animals including foxes and minks are kept in tiny cages at the fur farm

Rabbits and other animals including foxes and minks are kept in tiny cages at the fur farm 

A worker can then be seen slitting a white rabbit’s neck while it was reportedly still conscious. 

The clip then shows a chinchilla being electrocuted before its neck is snapped. Animals including foxes, minks and sables can be seen in tiny wire-mesh cages.

PETA report one chinchilla was seemingly blind but still forced to breed. The report adds that one worker at the farms said that animals are killed if they relieve themselves in the ‘wrong’ area of the cage as ‘any animal must be clean, if you produce not clean skin, you’re losing a lot of price.’

The investigation was carried out in October 2019 and a worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur.

A rabbit is hung upside down before being decapitated at a Russian fur farm in images taken from PETA's first exposure of the fur trade in the country

A rabbit is hung upside down before being decapitated at a Russian fur farm in images taken from PETA’s first exposure of the fur trade in the country 

A rabbit in a small cage. The images come from PETA's first expose of the fur trade in Russia and were reportedly taken across five farms in the country

A rabbit in a small cage. The images come from PETA’s first expose of the fur trade in Russia and were reportedly taken across five farms in the country

A caged mink at a Russian fur farm. The shocking images were taken during a PETA sting into the Russian fur trade and shows chinchillas having their necks snapped

A caged mink at a Russian fur farm. The shocking images were taken during a PETA sting into the Russian fur trade and shows chinchillas having their necks snapped 

Kopenhagen Fur is an auction house which sells animal skins to companies throughout the world.

PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker said: ‘Every compassionate shopper should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked slaughterhouse floor.

‘This holiday season, PETA is urging everyone to help give some peace to these tormented animals by going fur-free.’

A fox in a cage at a fur farm in Russia. The investigation was carried out in October 2019

 A fox in a cage at a fur farm in Russia. The investigation was carried out in October 2019 

A rabbit is bludgeoned to death at a fur farm, above and below

A rabbit is bludgeoned to death at a fur farm, above and below 

A rabbit is bludgeoned to death at a fur farm. A worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur

A rabbit is bludgeoned to death at a fur farm. A worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur

Caged mink at Russian fur farm. PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker said: 'Every compassionate shopper should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked slaughterhouse floor'

Caged mink at Russian fur farm. PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker said: ‘Every compassionate shopper should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked slaughterhouse floor’

Caged animals. The investigation was carried out in October 2019 and a worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur

Caged animals. The investigation was carried out in October 2019 and a worker reportedly told the eyewitness that the farm they work on sells 30 percent of their product to Kopenhagen Fur

A caged mink. PETA report one chinchilla was seemingly blind but still forced to breed

A caged mink. PETA report one chinchilla was seemingly blind but still forced to breed

The report states that the regulation of animal welfare in Russia is practically ‘non-existent’ and added that the country does not have any laws to protect farmed animals.

PETA asked consumers, designers and retailers to join other fur-free designers and retailers such as Zara, H&M, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Versace, Gucci, and Michael Kors.

 

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