Just this past November, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ("FWC") arrested 12 individuals for purchasing and possessing live foxes and coyotes for use in pens. Now, FWC is considering how to deal with the pens and has scheduled a meeting for input from the public on Wednesday, February 17th at 8:30 at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Florida. The fox pen issue may be heard starting around 10:00, but those who are interested in attending our encouraged to arrive early and let the FWC know that the practice should be banned outright. Information about the meeting:
What: FWC Meeting
Where: Franklin County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Courtroom, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 8:30 AM
In addition to attending the meeting, HSUS is encouraging individuals to contact their state representative and senators to request that they ask FWC to ban the pens.
For additional information, please contact Jen Hobgood, Florida State Director, The Humane Society of the United States. firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 386-3435.