In 2012, according to Statistics Canada Canadian fur farms saw 8,540 fox and 2,971,200 mink born. Of that number, 8,120 foxes and 2,804,800 mink were killed and their pelts harvested.
An interesting statistics not shared publicly by the fur industry is that of all those fox and mink born and raised, nearly 200,000 were listed as either escaped or died without pelting.
The number of actual fur farms in Canada has decreased in recent years, to a three-year low of 233 mink farms and 56 fox farms.
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