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Omg I wish I had known about this last year. :( They are the most beautiful animals. How is it legal though?

I suppose it depends on what they do with them? I know you can't legally release feral animals to the wild but.. selling them or keeping them.. :shrug:

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I looked at their website - they desex and rehome them. Apparently its not illegal in NSW. It is highly illegal in VIC though and there are astronomical fines for keeping them. They can make fantastic pets, and if desexed and contained, I really don't see the issue.

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Bloody hell - re- homing foxes ? God help us this is a world gone mad.

They kill and kill and kill. Out around here its nothing for them to kill one lamb for every one born!

They rehome to families that can contain them.

I'm probably the cause of more lamb deaths than they would be.

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Bloody hell - re- homing foxes ? God help us this is a world gone mad.

They kill and kill and kill. Out around here its nothing for them to kill one lamb for every one born!

With all you said, would you prefer them out in the wild then? It's where they were removed from.

Then they were desexed which translates to one less fox maintaining or increasing their numbers..

And kept indoors which means not feeding - you know like we all do in order to survive - on native fauna - aka prey -

nor being a competitor to your kills..

God help us? God help this world from us. Amongst all the travesties on our conscience it is us who have introduced species - amongst them the fox - into Australia.

Then they pay the price of our own stupidity by being vilified, shot, trapped, poisoned.

Humans kill and kill and kill.. Animals just try to survive.

This rescue is doing a service to the foxes, to the native fauna, to the people who have an issue with foxes being out there. I don't know what you are complaining about, this should please you.

Unless you are one of those people who enjoy killing them and are worried to lose some sport.

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I can see that they're attractive but having lost 21 of 22 chickens in one night to foxes I hate the bastards. They're welcome to come down here and get as many of the feral little bastards as they like as long as they keep them a long bloody way from me. I'd hazard a guess that most people who have lived rurally would feel exactly the same.

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I'm quite surprised there is a need for this rescue but obviously there is so I'm glad someone's stepped up to the mark. Sounds like they are at least very responsible with what they do.

I'd prefer seeing them in this scenario than seeing a bus passenger's phone video of a fox being ripped apart by 6 Fox hounds on a hunt this week. A Fox hound was also killed as the poor fox and then the hounds ran onto a busy road and one hound was hit by a vehicle. It was in the Daily Mail yesterday - www.dailymail.co.uk - if anyone's interested. I HATE fox hunting with a passion.

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Novel idea, but foxes are wild animals, not domesticated. I would imagine they could be a bit bitey as adults. I'm not sure they would be entirely happy being kept in a domestic environment. Why would you want a pet like this instead of a dog or a cat?

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I'm quite surprised there is a need for this rescue but obviously there is so I'm glad someone's stepped up to the mark. Sounds like they are at least very responsible with what they do.

I'd prefer seeing them in this scenario than seeing a bus passenger's phone video of a fox being ripped apart by 6 Fox hounds on a hunt this week. A Fox hound was also killed as the poor fox and then the hounds ran onto a busy road and one hound was hit by a vehicle. It was in the Daily Mail yesterday - www.dailymail.co.uk - if anyone's interested. I HATE fox hunting with a passion.

I hate fox hunting with a passion too.

I also read about that incident with much sadness. The "whimpering" fox.. it broke my heart.

I at least hope it may be a tool used to ban the "sport".

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Novel idea, but foxes are wild animals, not domesticated. I would imagine they could be a bit bitey as adults. I'm not sure they would be entirely happy being kept in a domestic environment. Why would you want a pet like this instead of a dog or a cat?

Yes i would imagine that being caught and contained is pretty stressful for them.

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Novel idea, but foxes are wild animals, not domesticated. I would imagine they could be a bit bitey as adults. I'm not sure they would be entirely happy being kept in a domestic environment. Why would you want a pet like this instead of a dog or a cat?

Yes i would imagine that being caught and contained is pretty stressful for them.

From reading their website, it doesn't appear that they really 'capture' foxes. It seems they raise kits to live in family environments, to be socialised with humans and other animals.

How old are the fox kits at Sydney Fox Rescue?

There is no easy answer to this question. Foxes have been successfully raised on puppy milk from as young as 2 weeks of age (including out Shelter star and the reason Fox Rescue Sydney began "Robin") and it is young foxes like this that generally grow up to be the most docile, trainable pets thought they do involve the most energy initially. On the other end of the scale there have been some reported cases of injured adult foxes being nursed back to health and going on to make great pets. However, it is Fox Rescue Sydney's experience that it is increasingly difficult to tame and socialise foxes over around 16 weeks of age or weighing over 3 kilograms. For this reason we generally do not take in foxes over this age as it means putting our staff at risk of serious bites as well as using valuable time and energy that could be better spent on younger foxes with a better chance of adoption/permanent rehoming. Trying to social and tame older foxes is also stressful and potentially harmful to the foxes themselves. Unfortunately in some cases, foxes captured of trapped over the age of 16 weeks may have to be humanely put to sleep. This is however a last resort, and Fox Rescue Sydney recognises that not all foxes are suitable to life as a house pet. Where possible, older less sociable foxes will be re-homed with owners who understand their special needs and are willing to keep them in a large outdoor area with minimal human interaction. For more on why Fox Rescue Sydney does not release foxes click here.

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You'd have to get one as a tiny baby, work hard and hope that you got a docile human focussed one? Like feral cats and wild dogs.

You could maybe compare them a bit to dingoes who are technically a wild animal but also kept as pets with very specific needs. :shrugs:

There must be quieter individual foxes because they selectively bred them in that russian fox farm until they were domesticated.

Anyway I'm just waiting to see one out on a walk around here in a little bling harness. :) Just to complete the unusual sights you see in the inner west.

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