Finland isn’t the only place that farms animals for their fur — other European countries like Denmark, Poland, Italy, France and Russia also operate a number of fur farms. Yet China is probably the biggest producer of them all — it breeds and kills 45 million minks, 16 million raccoon dogs and 15 million foxes for their fur each year, according to HSI UK.
Fur farming also happens in the U.S. There are about 290 farms across the 20 U.S. states that are involved in fur farming, which produce about 3.4 million mink pelts each year. The largest fur-producing states are Wisconsin and Utah.