“In Florida, foxes and coyotes are live-trapped and artificially stocked in fenced enclosures for the purpose of allowing hounds to pursue the captive animals. As many as 300 dogs may be released during a pen competition. Dogs often catch and rip apart the live bait animals during the event.
In 1990, a hunter living next door to a Florida 600-acre pen contacted The HSUS and explained that the activity within the pen was akin to dogfighting and there was no way to regulate them to prevent cruelty. Another Florida fox pen neighbor wrote The HSUS and described watching dogs kill coyotes and seeing other foxes and coyotes collapse from exhaustion…. “You hear the dogs barking and you know something is dying.”
URGENT: Florida’s foxes and coyotes need your help!