Virginia has some of the best animal protection laws in the country, so most Virginians are shocked to learn that an obscure, extremely cruel practice known as "fox penning" is legal in the Commonwealth.
We've laid down the law that entertaining ourselves by pitting one animal against another in bloody combat is cruel and unethical. However, few Americans are aware that there is "entertainment" even nastier than dog or cockfighting.
It's time again for society to stand up, and shout a collective NO to another cruel, unethical and dangerous blood sport. Our shock and outrage can help relegate coyote and fox pens to their rightful place in America's dark past.