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The Truth About Fox Penning

Written by PETA | November 27, 2007

Fox News Atlanta is currently airing an investigation into the hideous practice of fox penning, in which animals—usually foxes, wildcats, or coyotes—are chased, cornered, and torn to shreds by hunting dogs. Penning events can last up to several days, with the hunters leaving the fenced-in area so that the dogs can “exercise.” You can watch the first part of the Fox investigation here, and learn more about this horrific blood sport on reporter Randy Travis’s blog. It’s great to see that this practice is being exposed for what it is, and hopefully the investigation, which is airing tonight, will go some way to getting it stopped forever.

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  • Claire says:

    wow i dont even know what to say…other than the fact that this is totally and completely wrong. i cant imagine what kind of sick people can just sit there and watch wild foxes be ripped to shreds…and then call it a sport?

  • Hidden says:

    Fox penning stupid sport done by cowardly nizler food Kitzta’s Penning when the hidden kitzta hunts sporthunters and scary Idaho ranchers and feeds their repulsive flesh to a pack of nizlers basically the foxes are substatuted for the evil people the dogs are substatuted for nizlers and the onlooker is the hidden one! I love animals

  • Kitsuna says:

    I am not vegetairian or vegan I have never tryed to be either I believe hunting PREY for food is right hunting other PREDATORS or for sport I however think is wrong canids have horrid deseases that controll population they don’t need help where I live there are so many deer that they are starving no wolves no bears barely any cougars and the area is constantly getting destroyed by deer there are also too many rabbits thousands of rabbits we need to get back to nature wear fur for warmth hunt to survive thankyou

  • Holly says:

    Valerie you sound like a good person. If you have to hunt its good that you are a good shot and dont let the deer suffer. Penning hogs for hunting sounds just awful like fox or any other animal penning for hunt. I hope this pen hunting will stop.

  • Valerie says:

    Holly if there where no hunters and no wildlife poulation control you would still be seeing less and less deer. if there were no hunting seasons then there would be over population and consequently they would die from starvationa worse way to die slower and much longer. I think that some hunters just need to practice their shots. Everytime I go I hit at the vitals which makes the deer drop in 2 seconds and no suffering is felt. We eat that meat for a whole year. Fox penning is disgusting and gives hunters the WRONG reputation. That is NOT hunting people thats cruelty. Ive heard in s. florida where I used to live some people have pinning dogs for hogs and that is the most horrendous thing ive ever heard about. Im glad I never had to see such a barbaric thing.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Christopher The Inuit probably derive most of their cardiac benefit from Omega3’s which are originally obtained from nonanimal sources. Also all that animal protein has a price “A Michigan State study found that by age 65 the average woman who ate meat had lost onethird of her skeletal structure. Meanwhile vegetarian women of comparable age had less than half the bone loss and were more active less likely to break bones maintained erect postures and healed bones more quickly. The Inuit Eskimo have the highest osteoporosis rates in the world. In a study of 217 children 89 adults and 107 elderly Inuit in Alaska researchers found that they had lower bone mineral content onset of bone loss at an earlier age and development of bone thinning with a greater intensity than white Americans. The scientists attributed the greater degeneration to the acidic effects of the Inuit’s high meat diet.”

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Christopher The Inuit probably derive most of their cardiac benefit from Omega3’s which are originally obtained from nonanimal sources. Also all that animal protein has a price “A Michigan State study found that by age 65 the average woman who ate meat had lost onethird of her skeletal structure. Meanwhile vegetarian women of comparable age had less than half the bone loss and were more active less likely to break bones maintained erect postures and healed bones more quickly. The Inuit Eskimo have the highest osteoporosis rates in the world. In a study of 217 children 89 adults and 107 elderly Inuit in Alaska researchers found that they had lower bone mineral content onset of bone loss at an earlier age and development of bone thinning with a greater intensity than white Americans. The scientists attributed the greater degeneration to the acidic effects of the Inuit’s high meat diet.”

  • Holly says:

    A few nights back our neighbor said he heard some sort of noise didnt know what it was but went out to see if somthing was wrong. We live in the country and see lots of wild life every day. We see a beautiful red fox on a regular bases rabbits who know my voice and deer who drink at the pond in the early hours before dawn. Most of our property is fenced in so our dogs can run free and not bother the Amish farms near by. Its deer hunting season here in Pennsylvania. Turned out the sound our neighbor heard was a deer that had been shot not killed who hid in a thicket on the out side of our fence where he died in pain. I hear there are 1 million hunters out in Pennsylvania this year. The deer who died here on the outside of our fence will not have been the only one who will be shot yet not be killed and suffer and die or suffer and live. We heard a report of a hunter who died he had fallen from a tree. Another hunter who shot him self in the foot. I see the family of deer who come to drink at the pond act nervous their were 6 deer in the group now we see only 4. I pray that at some point this will stop. It seem like madness to me.

  • Mars says:

    posted by Heidi ” nobody is trying to stop anybodys rights to do whatever they choose. However it is also the right of the foxes rabbits deer to choose what they want to do and as they run away they DO NOT want to be killed.” Yep and the rabbit runs from the fox that will also kill it.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Michele Almost no one eats a meat based diet. The world wide people eat grain based diets. The only meat based diet I can think of is that of the Inuit of AK and northern Candada. As it turns out their incidence of DM2 and Coronary disease is almost zero. Fortunately their will be hunting and fishing long after you and I are dead.

  • Ariel says:

    For the sake of the ANIMALS I sincerely thank all the ara’s who addressed my post with YOUR encouraging and supportive comments which also always TRUTHFULLY and SELFLESSLY covers a lot of IMPORTANT FACTUAL areas. It’s obvious that some of our posts rattled a couple of people besides Cochran to the point of babbling with their typically expected immature nonsense and even a bit of egotistical condescending gameplaying. Pathetic. For the sake of the ANIMALS WE will continue to be a part of the STRENGTH for ANIMAL LIBERATION!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Ariel You are one very amazing lady. Everthing you write I am in complete agreement. I wrote Jack a letter about these moron hicks. We are losing alot of good people. These morons are the kind of people that get kicked out of their own families. Who in the world would want to live with a BULLY? Not me. We need to keep slaming letters to jack that we want our blog back. Judith

  • Caboose says:

    The cowarly anti thing doesnt apply to me! PETA’s day of reckoning will come someday. And the less annoying ASPCA will be brought into full steam. Michele Its childish to u. Ive only mentioned “too literal” a few times but i scrapped the notion. I am not ur typical fat lazy dumb american. We at AlQaeda are above that D Meat is great because we are able to enjoy it and dont have weak stomachs or disease. Howdo u th we able to see through the smoke and hit the american soldiers? Moderation D

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Well said Michele. The internet and video evidence continues to build the case against animalexploitive industries. The internet is and will continue to be a hugely unifying and rallying force in the AR movement linking AR activists from around the world. Leonardo and George would be smiling.

  • Mars says:

    “but the only reason i can’t is that you very unreasonalby in my opinion have human rights decided by humans. Animals have no such right as decided by huumans. ” Exactly. Humans have Rights because WE say we do and fought for them.If animals want rights then they must do the same themselves. Giving something rights is admitting your superiority in order to do so. “save some animals as they are not your sport and they do not belong to you dead or alive.” Yes they do. Posted by Michele “Yet we continue to fight for the rights of those with no voice because we are not doing this out of selfinterest.” Doubtful.You are doing it for your interests not the animals.