Stop Imprisoning Fennec Foxes for Pleasure

Target: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Goal: Leave fennec foxes in the wild where they belong.

Over the past few years, fennec foxes, or desert foxes, gained popularity as pets in Canada. Fennec foxes received their pet status mainly because of their overall cuteness and the belief that they are easy to care for. These extremely shy and skittish prey animals are native to the Sahara Desert, and do not belong in private hands.

Naturally, desert foxes dislike human touch and try to stay away from people. For this reason, it is a barbaric torture to force ourselves onto these undomesticated animals. Fennecs require a lot of exercise that is almost impossible to satisfy in captivity. Meeting a fennec fox’s dietary needs is very difficult and most veterinarians are not specialized in these desert animals. And while pet fennecs are captive-bred, they are not a domesticated breed and still follow their natural, wild instincts.

Sign this petition to make it illegal to own fennec foxes as pets, and return any privately owned foxes to wildlife sanctuaries.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Trudeau,

More and more people in Canada believe that they should own wild animals as pets, and the fennec fox is no exception. Although fennecs are cute and supposedly easy to care for, they belong in the wild and not in people’s homes.

Desert foxes are shy animals that startle easily, but are forcefully handled by people for their personal pleasure. This undomesticated species demands an excessive amount of exercise that life in captivity cannot meet. Most veterinarians are not educated in the handling of fennec foxes, and a fennec’s special dietary needs are hard to fulfill. It is a misconception that undomesticated captive-bred animals belong in human hands, because their natural instincts are still adapted to the wild.

I plead for you to prohibit the private ownership of fennec foxes in all of Canada, and rehome all captives to wildlife sanctuaries.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Cifer88

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13 Comments

  1. Canada is a horrific place for animals!

    • You bet, and mainly because no level of govt gives a damn. The Selfish put themselves first and foremost in all things. In their eyes, both nonhuman and human animals are worthless “things”, except for how they can be USED to serve THEM as chattel.

  2. Wie dumm oder ignorant müssen Menschen sein, die immer noch nicht begreifen, dass immer mehr Krankheiten, die durch Viren verursacht werden, Menschen das Leben kosten? Lassen wir doch endlich die Wildtiere in den Urwäldern, in den Wüsten und in der Natur dort, wo sie herkommen und auch hin gehören! Gerade durch zu engen Kontakt mit Wildtieren werden Viren auf Menschen übertragen, die sich innerhalb kurzer Zeit in allen Ländern der Welt verbreiten und zu Epidemien bzw. Seuchen entwickeln! Der Idiot von Mensch ist auf dem besten Weg, sich selbst aus zu rotten!

  3. THE WORLD IS FULL OF UNDESIRABLE KINDS OF ABNORMAL PEOPLE – IF THE JUDGES WERE MORE STRICT AND WOULD ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS, THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT – CANADA WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU? DON’T YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO BUT ABUSE ANIMALS?

  4. ANIMALS WERE CREATED BY GOD TO POPULATE THE EARTH – LET THEM BE IN PEACE AND ENJOY THEIR HABITATS!

  5. Wild animals belong in the WILD! Your domestic animal vet won’t know how to treat wild animals and many times is not allowed to by State regulations. If a wild animal is found injured, call a wildlife rehab facility, but DON’T keep (or purchase) an animal that belongs in the wild.

  6. Jaime Perez says:

    Oh my gosh, leave the fennecs alone. People are so stupid as to want wildlife for pets. It’s sickening the way humans treat animals.

  7. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    This is unconscionable. Fennec foxes are native to deserts, not the Canadian landscape. Selling ANY wild animals as pets should be PROHIBITED everywhere now.

  8. What kind of s___ is this. Y r capturing the animals. Need to leave them in their own environment. Just to say u got a fox in ur possession. Need to return them back to their environment.

  9. Good god this is a bs article

    1 foxes form very strong bonds with there people. Just youtube them. While i can’t directly speak for fennics i can for arctic foxes.

    2 as far as there thoughts on touch. Its a foxes decision as to how and when they will allow for petting. Like a cat.

    3 they are hard to care for so ill give you that, but its something that is true of all pets. How many times do you see dogs abandoned on the side of the road. This is a bigger issue as most people who get a fox do a lot of research and preparation.
    My fox is almost 7 years old. In the wild he would have been killed years ago. Its not a magical forrest life where you live free and happy. Everyday is a fight for life. My fox is passed out on my kitchen floor with his squeak toy as of writing this.

    4 as long as your country still has fur farms killing foxes in mass every year you have no leg to stand on. Compared to having them as pets i would think fur farms would be a far better petition to sign but i guess this is just a bunch of inaccurate bs aimed at demonizing a an animal because its “wild”

    5 lastly since foxes in general have become much more popular as pets i have noticed a change in perception. 10 years ago when i searched foxes everything was about repelling killing or the danger of or destructive nature of. Now its way more positive. As pets they show how sick fur farms are. They get people to show a bit of kindness overall. If i new nothing about them i sadly would have been willing to believe this ignorant load of self righteous fox excrement aimed at controling what you do or do not do.

    • Forgot 6
      There diet is simple. If its meat and its cooked a fox can eat it. Raw meat is a bit more iffy. Depends on the type. No pork. Chickens fine and only if your fox eats the stuff regularly. Eggs raw or cooked. Apples strawberrys…. You know almost sounds like you know nothing about foxes and your petitioning for laws on them. Again maby ask your leaders to ban factory kill farms

  10. Carol Pryce says:

    I’m from Canada and have never heard of this type of fox, let alone heard of someone owning one. It is illegal to own a native wild animal. Pet stores are under attack here to stop selling animals at all. I’m not saying it never happens but please be assured we are as much against animal abuse as you are.

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