Dozens of foxes are rescued out of a Chinese fur farm and been given a new home in a Buddhist monastery.
Animal activist Karen Gifford has spent the past couple of weeks documenting the rescue initiative at a collection of Facebook movies which were shared with her with a girl named BoHe.
BoHe is just one of those volunteers that helped to save the 174 white foxes which was bred and raised in a nearby fur farm. She works a neighborhood puppy sanctuary which is home to over 2,400 canines, a lot of which were allegedly rescued in the dog meat industry.
As a result of lack of income, the fur farm was preparing to shut their doors and eliminate the remaining foxes — but upon hearing which the critters were needing a new residence, the inhabitants of their Buddhist Jilin Nursing Garden at Mudanjiang, China explained they were pleased to welcome the critters in their land.
At the first of Gifford’s Facebook articles, the foxes could be seen coming in cages from the truckload. One day after, Gifford published an upgrade where the foxes can be spotted enjoying their very first steps beyond the cages and on the sanctuary grounds.
The critters will allegedly be staying in the monastery till volunteers can build a permanent shelter.
“Thank you to all the wonderful supporters! I’m sure your hearts swell seeing these videos and the Buddhist monk standing among the foxes free in the garden,” Gifford said. “The weather is freezing at Bohe’s base … so please, anything is appreciated.”