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Terrified foxes are rounded up from the wild, caged and then let go to be mauled by dogs in an enclosed area all in the name of human recreation. (photo courtesy of HSUS)

Terrified foxes are rounded up from the wild, caged and then let go to be mauled by dogs in an enclosed area all in the name of human recreation. (photo courtesy of HSUS)

We are thrilled to report that the issue of fox penning in Virginia is gaining momentum. We hope to soon see this practice be abolished in Virginia. Fox penning is a canned hunt of foxes that usually results in the inhumane death of foxes and often injury to the dogs involved. Foxes are trapped in the wild and then placed into fenced areas (pens) where dozens of dogs are then set loose to hunt them down and tear them apart. Unlike in the wild, the foxes cannot escape to safety because they are penned in.

Animal advocates in Virginia have been successful in getting this issue to recently pass the full Senate! And your continued support is still needed! Recently, some of us attended the Humane Society sponsored Humane Lobby Day in Richmond to meet with our elected officials and encourage them to keep this effort moving forward. And it worked!

Please visit the below links to learn more about the case and what easy steps you can take to voice your opinion!

Virginia: End Cruel Fox Pens

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