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One Voice campaigns: Peace for the foxes!

In France, the life of the fox is a nightmare. They are mistakenly thought to be bad, and suffer the worst, hunted down in their dens, killed with indescribable cruelty. With its new campaign, One Voice calls for a ban on their hunting and trapping!

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Foxes classified as "harmful": opens the door to cruelty

Since 2016, we no longer say "harmful", but "species likely to cause damage". In fact, it does not change anything. Foxes can be hunted and trapped all year long, including expectant mothers and their cubs. And as the horror does not stop there, all means, or almost, are good: we can rip them apart, trap them, unearth them - that is to say, to drive them into their dens, with or without dogs before extracting them and putting them to death with sharp teeth, pickaxes, knives, or by fire. And then of course, there are the "classic" hunting methods: hunting with dogs, on the lookout, to run ... It follows that foxes are the most "destroyed" mammals in the territory according to the ONCFS.

Rumours about foxes

There are so many things blamed on foxes, that one might wonder what nature had in mind. Cat-eaters, cunning brigands of poultry-houses, carriers of diseases, one would be almost afraid of them because their image is so bad. Yet these are just beliefs to be dismantled. First, let's establish once and for all that foxes do not eat cats: they even tend to avoid them. On the other hand, they only enter poorly designed poultry houses. If it is easy to get food, why not use it and even more when you have mouths to feed? ... And finally, thanks to vaccination campaigns, rabies has been eradicated in France. The killings, on this occasion, showed their inefficiency and even the positive impact on the progression of the virus ... It is the same for Echinococcosis, which they can be carriers of and that they can transmit to humans. Again, experts agree that only deworming can be effective, slaughtering only makes things worse!

Yet foxes are more than useful!

Why then do we want to eradicate foxes? Well because they compete with hunters who release game into the wild that has been raised by them for hunting purposes, easy prey for them ... And because they allow to continue to practice this odious "hobby" all year round! The quirk in all this is that foxes are our allies in many areas. By regulating rodent populations, they not only reduce the use of chemical pesticides, harmful for everyone, but also Lyme disease, carried by ticks and rodents...

Foxes, sentient and intelligent beings to be protected

By their presence, foxes enchant forests and sometimes even our cities. Reminders of a wild nature, meeting them at the bend of a path should arouse only wonder. They are sentient beings, intelligent, capable of emotions and who in many ways resemble our canine companions. For them, One Voice launches a new campaign and asks for their removal from the list of "harmful" and the ban on their hunting!

Please sign and share our petition for foxes!

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eva | Wednesday 19 June 2019

En sortant de ma cour, je constate avec tristesse un renard mort d'une balle et c'est ainsi sur les 2 kilomètres de route. La chasse étant fermée ils doivent trouver d'autres martyres pour assouvir leur besoin de tuer. STOP AU MASSACRE!!!

Micha | Monday 22 April 2019

STOP laissons vivre en paix ces adorables renards, je ne vois comme nuisibles que les humains qui les tuent.

Corse | Thursday 01 November 2018

Je suis. Dans ce combat. Pour que les renards et tout autre espèces animales puissent vivre en paix dans leur espace. Naturel.
Les renards ont toujours exixte et malheureusement l homme aussi
C est lui. Qui détruit tout.
Je soutient cette association. Et son combat.

keltoi5330 | Monday 29 October 2018

Je suis de tout coeur avec votre pétition lire le nouvel article paru dans Libération

Par ailleurs, en Allemagne pays souvent bien en avance sur nous les Français il a été mis en évidence que la recrudescence des maladies comme celle de Lyme contractée par la piqûre d'une tique, vient du fait d'avoir massivement tué les renards qui se nourrissent et régularisent la prolifération des campagnols et autres rongeurs porteurs de ces parasites.

Alors pourquoi sommes nous plus bêtes que les autres? Tout simplement parce que les chasseurs aujourd'hui qui pour la majorité ne sont pas/plus des protecteurs de la nature comme ils le prétendent haut et fort, préfèrent maintenir cet animal comme nuisible (comme cela a été longtemps le cas des vautours qui ont été réintroduits car les agriculteurs sont bien contents maintenant en Lozère notamment de ne plus payer l'équarisseur quand une bête est morte) car prétendument ils (les renards) chassent le petit gibier (perdrix et faisans) qu'ils relâchent chaque semaine pour ensuite l'abattre en batterie chaque week-end. Et si nous n'avions pas la mécanisation à outrance lorsque nous faisons les moissons le petit gibier pullulerait comme avant dans les rangs de maïs ou de blé. Mais les moissonneuses batteuses causent les hécatombes de ce petit gibier qui nichent dans les rangs de végétaux. Et voilà l'homme encore une fois à déstabiliser un écosystème qui fonctionnait parfaitement bien tant qu'il ne s'en mêlait pas.