Different parts of the world have different laws for the protection and care of animals. It all has to do with the local population of that animal, as well as the interest of the local government in giving these same animals certain rights. What we must take into account is that in some parts of the world, some species are declining in numbers, or even endangered.
This is the story of Woody the fox.
It’s hard to think of it, seeing how friendly and playful he looks, but for some people in Russia, this beautiful creature was just the preliminary step to making a luxurious fur coat.
Before becoming Woody, the little fox was part of the animals that a fur farm raised to later make use of their beautiful natural coats.
What they didn’t anticipate in this cruel process was the kindness of a guy named Yaroslav. As he passed outside the farm, he noticed the little fox, walking with his head down through the grass. Without thinking twice, he rang the bell and asked if there was anything he could do for him.
Demonstrating how little they cared about the little fox’s life, his owners told him that he was free to take him away… as long as he paid them what they hoped to obtain from the sale of his fur.
Yaroslav not only showed him all the love that he had been denied, but also protected and fed him.
Woody’s story touched the hearts of many, especially when you consider that there are people who would be able to overlook that smile of pleasure and enjoyment, all for the sake of making a little money. Luckily we have people like Yaroslav.
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