When Anna Davis planned her trip to Sendai, a city to the northeast of Tokyo on Honshu Island, she knew she had to stop at Zao Fox Village.
As a longtime animal lover, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit a place that boasted over 100 fluffy foxes roaming freely in a natural preserve tucked away in the mountains.
Davis, who volunteers with a wildlife center in New Jersey, hoped Fox Village would be similar to the animal sanctuaries she experienced in the U.S. But when she arrived, she had an uneasy feeling about the place.
Approaching the entrance, Davis could see young foxes locked in small wire cages, set up right in front to lure tourists inside.