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Virginia Fox Penning

Fox Penning in Virginia

Laura Donahue | Posted 04.13.2013 | DC
Laura Donahue

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.

Virginia Could Ban 'Unconscionable Practice'

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

Nearly 5,000 foxes were trapped and placed in large, wooded pens in Virginia over the past four years. There, they were chased by hounds in an activi...

Fox-Penning Rules May Change In Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 12.18.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- The state Board of Game and Inland Fisheries asked game officials today to consider exerting tighter control over fox penning. Fox p...