One fox not chasing chickens

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Pertelotte

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One fox not chasing chickens
« on: February 24, 2011, 23:49 »
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20110224/tuk-fox-lives-high-life-in-skyscraper-6323e80.html

Another Yahoo moment!

Couldn't resist it!! Of course they sent him back to Bermondsey and to Terra Firma where he should have been all along. On the other hand, h could have been used to cull a pigeon or two...

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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 12:38 »
I see that as well yesterday on yahoo. I didn't think they were supposed to free them?

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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 07:56 »
I was just about to post about this. like d said I thought if caught a fox had to be "destroyed" you are not allowed to release them elsewhere? I would be anoyed if I lived in bermondsey that there is one rule when it's a funny story and a very differant approch to less adventurous foxes.
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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 08:23 »
Ok just done a bit of research and found this it is from a website called pestGo4u.com a London based pest control specialist and on their web sit it says

 It is important that as a consumer, you also obey the relevant Laws and do not assist in breaking them.

Alot of pest control companies that suggest catching and releasing foxes may be in fact breaking the law.

This is like paying somebody with a van to take away aload of rubbish, only for them to dump it in Epping Forest. You are still responsible for that waste.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the law is followed.

The animal's welfare must also be considered.

Companies that catch and release urban foxes are not helping the situation and will put our pets, livestock, birds and even small children at risk of attack, especially if the released fox is in a totally different environment and hungry.

The end welfare of the fox is not being considered either, only that the problem has gone.

The main reason these companies catch and release urban foxes is due to the fact that the have not or have been refused a UK Firearms Certificate from their licensing Police Force in order to humanely dispatch trapped foxes. This is another reason why most pest control companies only deal with rats, mice, cockroaches and garden ants.

To that end, please, please, please inspect Firearms Certificate and if in doubt, record the Certificate number and check with your local constabulary. Any professional pest controller would not batter an eye lid at this type of request. 

If a dispatch is going to take place, the local Police should be informed if Firearms are to be used and a unique 'CAD' number will be issued as reference of that particular incident.

Do not be tempted by their cheap service offer, as you wouldn't want the cruel suffering of a dumped fox on your concious nor the fact that a hungry fox is more likely to attack other animals or birds.

When it comes to animal welfare, money is not everything.

I have put to dispatch numerous urban foxes that are totally covered with mange, no hairs on their poor bodies or tail with open wounds due to their incessant scratching. It would be a cruel act to release them only for their suffering to continue or their ailments to be spread to healthy animals.

At the end of the day, its your choice and your decison is always respected.

I can only advise you to the best of my experiences and knowledge of this specialist pest control on the most humane and legal ways forward with regards to dealing with nuisance foxes that are causing a health & safety risk on your property.

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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 08:25 »
So from that I guess they are saying it's not ilegal just bad form

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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 08:54 »
It is illegal to release non native species (grey squirrels etc) after capture but some 'animal rescue' centres still do it, as they probably would with rats.

Compassion v common sense where common sense is not all that common.

Would i give these people my money to waste ?  :nowink:

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Re: One fox not chasing chickens
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 13:48 »
The fox was released in the same area from where it originated and not released miles away.



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