Puffing unconcernedly on a cigarette, a farm worker dangles a white fox by its tail as he bludgeons it to death with a baton.
The technique is simple yet ruthless – and just one of a variation of ways China’s debated Fox Farms massacre the animals in the name of fashion.
Others means comprise breaking their necks under a boot or stamping on their heads. Campaigners say they are the lucky ones. The more passive foxes who do not struggle are merely strung up and skinned alive to save their killers time and energy.
People who live nearby say the stink of death dangles in the air while scary howls of terror and agony can be overheard rising from the complex night and day.
Puffing calmly on a cigarette, a farmworker suspends a white fox by its tail as he bludgeons it to death with a stick.