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Virginia Senate Passes Ban on Competition in Fox Pens

Yetserday the Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 1280 which prohibits competitions in fox or coyote pens. This will affect foxhound field trials that use such enclosures for their sport.

The bill also limits the number of dogs allowed in an enclosure to no more than five per acre.

The bill does not curtail the use of pens as training enclosures by individuals or hunt clubs.

Click for more information as published by Virginia’s Legislative Information System.

Posted February 6, 2013