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After suspension comes cancellation: when the legal system says stop persecuting the 1700 foxes in Oise

After suspension comes cancellation: when the legal system says stop persecuting the 1700 foxes in Oise

Mis à jour le 24 May 2023

On 23 March, following our plea, the Amiens Administrative Tribunal cancelled the Oise Prefectural decree authorising the slaughter of 1700 foxes in the department. The law, which we had urgently suspended, was ruled as being illegal.

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This is a second victory for the foxes that we are defending. Suspended after our first plea, the decree set by the Oise Prefect on 13 September 2021 has just been cancelled by the legal system.

Since its publication, we have reported on the untruthful arguments of this illegal law, as have AVES France and ASPAS, and the legal system has proven us all right. The decision from the Amiens Administrative Tribunal is enlightening: not only has the Prefecture failed to follow the conditions set out by the Environmental Code to justify its decree, but they were also unable to provide evidence of the multiple evils that they have accused foxes of.

We would very much like prefectures to stop being a place for hunters to register their desires and activities. We are delighted with this decision and we will continue to attack decrees targeting foxes. Sign our petition!

Translated from the French by Joely Justice

Marion Henriet
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Frederikke | Sunday 16 April 2023

Quelle belle VICTOIRE pour ce merveilleux animal qui est LE RENARD!!!!
Je me réjouis tout comme vous❤❤❤❤
Benthe - Nice

Fanfan94 | Wednesday 12 April 2023

Laissons les vivre en paix , merci

Irene | Tuesday 04 April 2023

Hunting is the cruel and barbaric act of killing helpless wild animals for the thrill of it and threatens the natural order of their ecosystems. I celebrate that the foxes have won this time, they deserve it.

Legane | Monday 03 April 2023

Merci pour les combats menés, il y a de vrais résultats ! Renards, blaireaux et tous les autres petits persécutés ont un rôle à porter dans cette nature pourtant si transformée par l’humain. L’humain qui détruit, salit, pollue, pille…C’est à lui d’être régulé.