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  • Petitioning United States Fish and Wildlife Services

This petition will be delivered to:

Deputy Director for Policy
United States Fish and Wildlife Services

Domestic Fox Legalization

    1. Leslie Kilgore
    2. Petition by

      Leslie Kilgore

      Huntsville, AL

From www.domesticfox.com:

For about 50 years, a facility in Novosibirsk, Russia called the Institute of Cytology and Genetics has been selectively breeding the tamest fur farm red foxes (vulpes vulpes). By tamest, we mean most fearless toward humans, nonaggressive toward humans, and most interested in human interaction. After many generations of continuing to breed only the tamest animals from their litters, they've observed profound physical and behavioral changes, including (but not limited to) tail-wagging, piebald coats, curled tails, blue eyes, increased intelligence, and a dog-like desire for human contact and attention.

In order to keep funding, the Institute sells the tame foxes as pets. Unfortunately, the project is SO broke that it has turned to selling these fox for their fur as a last resort. If these perfectly safe domestic fox we legal as pets in all 50 United States, we could help save the lives of thousands of fox. They are no more dangerous to humans or the natural wildlife than the average dog. They come to America already immunized and spayed/neutered.

I hope that eventually all domestic fox, including the tame (that is, not genetically domestic)  fox from breeders will be made legal in ALL states.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • kyle clark PLEASANT HILL, MO
      • about 24 hours ago

      i love foxes and want one

    • Miranda Balcazar WEST VALLEY, UT
      • 5 days ago

      I love foxes and if they're being bred domestically I think its fine for a loving person to own one.

    • Cobyn Brakebill BLOSSOM, TX
      • 6 days ago

      Foxes are amazing animals. They have recently been made totally illegal to keep as pets (even Fennecs) in my state, being classified as "fur bearing." THis is utterly ridiculous. Even some rescued foxes display characteristics as mentioned. The diffrence in laws on inter-state and national levels is ridiculous. A national standard that recognizes the possibility of keeping foxes and wolf-hybrids alike domestically should have been set years ago.

    • B Tate BOULDER, CO
      • 6 days ago

      This facility and these intelligent domesticated foxes deserve to have our support. All 50 states can certainly cooperate in making this possible to own these fine foxes. Let us make it happen.

    • adrienne michel PENNELLVILLE, NY
      • 7 days ago

      I think it sounds great to have as a responsible pet owner also is a breeding program many generations removed from the wild which is how gray wolves where domesticated thousands of years ago into the many dog breeds we know and love today


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