Fox Pens Phase Out

FoxPenning0A Virginia Senate bill that would limit the use of—and eventually phase out—the controversial practice of fox-penning has cleared another legislative hurdle.  The bill, which is now a compromise version, would allow the state’s 36 pens to remain open for 40 years but ban the creation of new ones. Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports that the measure would also cap the number of penned foxes statewide to 900—down from an average of 1,200.

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