• Trapping and Releasing London Urban Pest Foxes 17 September 2017 | View comments

  • Releasing urban foxes into the countryside is extemely poor welfare practice.

    The relocated fox would have to compete for a space of it's own. The intuding fox would almost certainly be chased away by territorial foxes and would be killed if caught.

    Landowners would not take kindly to someone 'dumping' a van full of foxes on their land where the dumped foxes could potentially kill livestock.

    Relocated urban foxes could be more active than usual which is not appropriate in terms of disease management.

    Disease pathogens could be carried on the paws/body of a fox from farm to farm such as Foot & Mouth.

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