January 16, 2013
Animal Protection Groups Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Stop New Fox Pen Enclosures in Virginia
The Humane Society of the United States and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® applaud Sen. David Marsden, D-Burke, for introducing legislation to end staged competitions within fox pens and place a moratorium on new enclosures.
December 5, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, is pleased to announce that Virginia state Sen. Dave Marsden, D-Burke has been selected as Virginia’s Humane State Legislator for 2012.
January 26, 2012
July 1, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States is reaching out to animal control officers, law enforcement officers, and community animal advocates from around the country, offering special training on how to deal with conflicts involving one of America’s hardiest wild creatures: coyotes.
June 29, 2011
“Even if one animal dies for human entertainment, that’s too much,” said Kevin Gause, who fought a proposed fox pen in his South Carolina community.
February 15, 2011
Animal advocates from across Indiana rallied at the state capitol in Indianapolis to urge their legislators to enact stronger animal protection laws as part of The HSUS' Humane Lobby Day 2011. Citizen advocates urged legislators to strengthen laws to crack down on animal fighting and prohibit coyote and fox penning, and to oppose captive trophy hunts.
January 11, 2011
The HSUS applauds the introduction of a bill in Indiana to prohibit fox and coyote pens.Pens are fenced enclosures where dogs are released to chase down captive foxes and coyotes, often in competitions.
September 1, 2010
The HSUS praised a decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to prohibit fox penning, the cruel practice of chasing of foxes and coyotes by dogs inside a fenced enclosure.
June 23, 2010
The HSUS praised a unanimous decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to prohibit the chasing of foxes and coyotes by dogs within a fenced enclosure.
February 17, 2010
The HSUS welcomed a decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to crack down on inhumane fox and coyote pens in the state.