Foxes Deserve Better: The Fight to Save Sydney’s Most Unique Animal Rescue
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In November 2014 the New South Wales Government issued a Pest Control Order (PCO) for European Red Foxes.
What the PCO means for foxes:
Rescuing foxes is now illegal
Rehoming foxes is now illegal
Foxes in need are unable to legally access vet care
Transporting foxes (even for veterinary care) is illegal
All foxes who are orphaned and injured are now meant to be euthanised
The New South Wales Government has tried to shut down and silence Sydney Fox Rescue, the only “No-Kill” option for foxes in Australia, but we will not be silenced in our fight for these incredible animals.
Why SFR opposes the PCO and will continue to assist and advocate for foxes:
Just because something is legal that doesn’t make it right
None of our foxes are ever released. Every fox in our care is one less fox in the wild.
The PCO means more orphaned foxes with no adequate system to ensure their welfare. These orphans will be left to starve
Banning the transport of injured foxes to a vet is a form of animal cruelty
Without regulation and an authorised rescue program, illegal fox ownership will become rampant and there is no way to ensure access to vet care and adequate husbandry for these animals.
For more information on how you can help fight for the rights of rescue foxes check out www.runningoutoftime.com.au