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Ricky Gervais slams fur industry as harrowing footage emerges of foxes being hung upside down and electrocuted

DAVE BURKE: ‘Comedian Ricky Gervais has hit out at the fur industry as horrifying undercover footage emerged showing foxes being electrocuted so they can be turned into clothes and accessories. A video released by campaign group Animal Defenders International (ADI) shows the creatures being killed with an electric rod as they dangle upside down. The harrowing clip shows one fox survive an electric shock and make a bolt for freedom after being thrown onto a pile of bodies. Sadly it was unable to get away, and secret cameras recorded the moment it was hung upside down a second time, terrified of the electric device which would end his life. He clamped its mouth shut as the farmer hit him around the face with a rod… Voicing his opposition to the fur industry, Gervais said: “Fashion is a form of escapism for many but for the animals, imprisoned and denied their most basic needs, death is the only escape… Fellow supporter Joanna Lumley also urged people to shun fur because of the cruel treatment of animals… And animal loving actor Brian Blessed said: “Millions of wild animals live on factory farms, bred for the fashion industry. It’s time to kill the suffering, not the animal”.’ SOURCE…

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