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I find it unbelievable that there is still any debate over whether releasing packs of dogs on captive wildlife is an acceptable hobby for some in Virginia.
The answer is an incontestable no.
There is no fairness in the practice of fox penning. Live trapping of foxes in all corners of the state, trucking them miles from their familiar habitat, and putting them in fenced enclosures to run for their lives is anything but fair.
Thousands of foxes have been taken from our lands over a span of just a few years. This is done with no consideration to how the wild fox population may be affected and with no hesitation in replacing the foxes that had just perished in the jaws of hounds.
Since when did it become a sport to put a fox in an inescapable fenced enclosure and allow a dog to rip the life out of it?
What kind of society have we become to allow this? What kind of society allows another human being to stand witness to the horrific screams and fear of a fox being murdered for pleasure?
Twin County Humane Society