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“Warning: Extremely Graphic”
This isn't something I would normally post. I like our page to be lighthearted, but this hurt me to see.
This video is of fur farms in other countries and while fur farms in the US are held to different standards and are slightly more "humane" it is still heart wrenching. I still get questions from people asking what a fur farm is, this is your answer.
If you see fur in retail. Remember that fur was mass produced.
Video and quote by: @animalhopeandwellness
"On my last trip, I went undercover into fur farms in both Finland and China. At some of these places, there were over 50,000 foxes that were held captive.
The fur industry, it is fueled by only one thing - fashion designers, and the people who buy their clothing. These foxes, they are born in a cage, and spend their entire lives never knowing freedom.
Before they are skinned, they are electrocuted. The process - foxes are supposed to be dead before their fur is taken, but many times they are not. While graphic, this video represents the truth behind the fur people wear. The scarves, the collar trim, coats and sweaters.
After they are processed, most times the carcass is discarded. In China as well as Finland, fox meat is worth almost nothing. At two of the places we went to, they fed dead foxes to other foxes. At another, sold the meat to Koreans who used it in BBQ restaurants.
People ask how they can help - boycott the companies and designers that use fur. It is the consumer, and the fashion label itself that keeps these farms from closing. Just because you did not skin the fox yourself, does not wash your hands of their death.
(This video was taken undercover at a series of fur farms in China. The fox screaming at the end being skinned, was at a farm in Heibei. Most of the fur from this farm, is exported to the United States.
The day we were there, they killed thousands of foxes in a single hour.)"
This is an animal many of you may have never seen before. This is a uroplatus fimbriatus, or commonly known as a giant leaf tail-tailed gecko.
This amazing little guy came to us in really bad shape. If you scroll through the photos you can see he has severe damage to his tail and his neck. Over all he's really not doing well. We're currently on our way to the vet with him right now. Crossing our fingers that he pulls through, recovers, and has the best life he can with us.
As requested here is a video of Fig's back feet. He only has five toes in total on his back legs. If you are new here Fig suffered a lot of tissue damage when he was young and lived in a fur farm. The only part that remains on his front right paw is his dewclaw (this is the tiny thumb like claw you may see halfway up your dogs leg)
His favorite food is still sugar snap peas. They're also my favorite to give him because, well, how cute are those sugar smacks.
*For more information on Fig and his upcoming prosthetic click here #FigtheFoxx
WHERE HAS FIG BEEN?!
Lately I've been getting floods of comments and DM's asking about Fig. "Where is Fig?" "Why don't we see Juniper and Fig together anymore?". I have posted about Fig a few times in the last few months, but it may have been missed because.. he's not a baby anymore , in fact, he's bigger than Juniper now. And check out that coat?! I was told he was a fire an ice morph when I adopted him, but he has turned much more orange than expected. So, while I have been posting Fig he may have been mistaken for Juniper!
This time of the year red foxes begin to experience hormone changes. This is also the time of year when parents will begin to stop treating their now "adult" youngsters from the previous spring like babies. Juniper and Fig are currently working through these hormones and I will make a more detailed post on that later next week! This transition is why they haven't been posted together very often (and because they never sit still together).
As for Fig's new foot, that is still in the works. Our vet advised waiting a few more months since he is still rapidly growing, he will be casted for his prosthetic while he is under anesthesia when getting neutered in just a few weeks!
If you have a question you'd like answered in our next posts. Comment below! For more information on red foxes visit our website juniperfoxx.com or check out our hashtag #livingwithjuni #FigtheFoxx
Alright you guys, thank you all for your kind thoughts and words regarding our last post! Juniper is feeling better and back to her normal mischievous self. So much so, that I caught her stealing a box of cheesy bread off of the counter!
(Yes she peed, foxes pee when they get overly excited. My house is full of pee. Welcome to our page )
Juniper isn't feeling well.
Since Sunday Juni has been having some stomach issues. At first I thought she may have some sort of bowel obstruction, which can be extremely serious, but besides having a swollen tummy and a few poo problems (I'll save you the details) she hasn't shown any other symptoms. Because she is not showing any other symptoms our vet has since ruled out bowel obstruction.
She is currently on bedrest and luckily still has a great appetite, which is a good sign, she's not lethargic, vomiting, or drooling and she should hopefully be fine in just a few days.
I saw many of you asking whether she can see a vet. Yes! Whenever you have any sort of animal at home, even exotics, it's always important to have an established veterinarian. If Juniper begins to show any other signs she will be going to the vet, but because she has shown a lot of improvement we don't want to cause any unnecessary stress. Vet visits or traveling in general can cause a lot of anxiety for naturally skittish animals like foxes and could potentially cause more upset to her already unsettled tummy. Our vet has been notified and is on standby
Hey guys! Visit your local @westelm on November 9th from 6pm-8pm to have a complimentary holiday photo taken, furry friends included! For every photo posted that night and tagged with #westelmxaspca west elm will donate $1 to the ASPCA!
Plus, don’t forget to purchase your Juniper ornament via the link in bio!
This has never happened before... As most of you know, I have been traveling A LOT since September. We've been in the process of finding a permanent facility to start our sanctuary. This has caused a little bit of stress on Juniper since she's so closely bonded with me. WELL, yesterday I returned home from being away for an entire week.
I sat with her on the floor and talked to her while she soaked up the attention. She then jumped onto my back and shoulders to get closer to my face. (Completely normal).
I continued petting her and she slowly turned around. I thought she was getting ready to jump back onto the floor when suddenly... she squatted... and peed directly on my head.
I don't think I'm allowed to leave the house anymore.
Meet Rennie. Renegade.. aka Gator, is one of the four wolves at @projectwildsong. At seven months old, Rennie is the most shy and my absolute favorite. After he opted for a quick make out session with my entire face I'd say we're pretty close now. I'm so excited to have had the opportunity to hang out with these stunning animals. Like foxes, wolves also have a notoriously bad reputation, when truly they are loving *derpy* spirits. Check out our story for a few videos!
How many of you have already spotted these adorable Juniper ornaments at @westelm ?! We’ve teamed up with @westelm and @Aspca to help raise money for pets in need this upcoming holiday season. For every ASPCA ornament purchased $1 will be donated to the ASPCA.
If you want one of your own visit the link in our bio!
Now through Sunday we're offering 15% off all paintings when you use the code: 'HAPPYFOX' .
To order visit the link in our bio or our website Juniperfoxx.com
Remember we are currently taking orders for the holiday season. Because we never force Juniper to paint, orders do take a couple of weeks to ship. We will have very limited stock during the months of November and December.
Before these two I had forgotten what it was like to live with heathens in the house.
Fig is a tornado and forever getting into anything he can. Favorite past times include: Chewing holes into anything made of fabric (Including my clothes), eating the trim on the walls, and peeing on the couch.
Chewy has this false sense of calmness. Favorite activities include: stealing Fig's toys then enticing Fig to run after him to get them back, eating anything on the floor (paper, bugs, dirt, literally anything), and ignoring you while you call him repeatedly to come back inside.
Please send help to 123 TornadoPuppy street.
As many of you know we evacuated our home a few short weeks ago in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Luckily our home was not affected, but many others were not so lucky.
We've teamed up with Lull Mattress to give away two free mattresses to two different people devastated by Hurricane Irma! We're asking for participants to nominate people they believe are in need. To nominate someone, just re-post this photo and a photo of the damaged home as a slideshow, and tag both myself (@juniperfoxx) and Lull Mattress (@LullBed) using the hashtags #LullGiveAway #Irma and #JuniperGiveAway. Then, in the caption of your post, explain why the person you're nominating would be grateful to receive a free mattress, or how they were personally affected by the storm. All nominations are due by 10/25 and a winners will be picked by 10/31. Due to shipping restrictions, this is open to residents in the continental US only.
Winners may choose from a twin, a twin xl, or a full sized bed!
(Because someone reported the hashtags used here they are no longer showing participants. Please use the hashtag #MattressGiveawayLull in your nominations! I'm sorry about this guys!)
Finally! Our newest YouTube video is up and ready to watch. Click the link in our bio to watch or search Juniper Foxx, because who doesn't want to see full length fox shenanigans?!
Be sure to subscribe for videos on exotic animal care, introductions to all of the critters, and what life is like living with two foxes.
I'd love to hear what videos you'd like to see on the channel. Drop a comment below or leave one on the video. As always thank you guys for being a part of #snagglenation