Unfortunately foxes usually only live for one or two years in captivity due to their sole predators, humans. However, foxes that are left alone have been known to survive up to nine years. Many foxes are raised on factory farms and are stuffed into tiny, filthy, wire cages where they live for a few years in poor conditions until they are later killed to make products like clothing.
Other foxes living in the wild are often caught in steel trap jaws that crush their legs. Trappers arrive and take them to the factory farms to kill them to make into fur, or beat them to death right there on the spot. Fox fur is often found on coats, cuffs, collars, trim, etc. As if this isn’t bad enough, others are often hunted by hunting dogs for sport. The dogs chase them up a tree and then tear them apart once they get a hold of them.