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Fox Pens to Close in Florida

June 24, 2010
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on Wednesday decided to close all fox pens in that state. Legal text for the ban is expected to be drafted in September, with the actual closures not occurring until next year.

The Humane Society of the United States along with other animal rights organizations argued that hunting in fox pens was akin to dog fighting. Hunters felt that their position was not fairly heard.

Read Julie Watkins’ report in Jacksonville’s Action News for more details.