Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Public meetings on fox and coyote penning in Tallahassee & Gainesville

As noted in previous posts here and here, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ("FWC") is considering a ban on fox and coyote pens.  FWC plans to hold meetings to collect public in Gainesville on April 26th and in Tallahassee on May 4th.  
The barbaric practice involve throwing foxes and coyotes that have been captured in the wild inside enclosures where they run for their lives from dogs who are judged on how they chase the fenced foxes and coyotes. The dogs often injure or kill the animals, leading to a constant demand for fresh wildlife to restock the enclosures.

Hope that you can attend.  The dates, times, and locations of the meetings, as well as links to RSVP from HSUS are listed below.

Gainesville:
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Address:
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607

If you'd like to attend this Gainesville event you can RSVP here.

Tallahassee:
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Address:
Holiday Inn, North I-10 & US 27
2725 Graves Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

If you'd like to attend this Tallahassee event you can RSVP here.

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