Monday, December 8, 2014
Foxes Declared as Pest in Australia
Looks like Australia hates Fantastic Mr Fox or Fox news, Foxes which are not native to Australia and have multiplied in high numbers are now declared a pest in New South Wales, Australia. Authorities are also concerned because some are bringing them as pets. The NSW government issued a pest control order for foxes which has been introduced for the first time in the state that will force owners to obtain a permit.
Foxes are blamed to cost the Australian environment and economy about $227.5 million (£121m) in damages, because of the damage they cause for livestock producers, according to Primary Industries minister Katrina Hodgkinson.
Sydney Fox Rescue president, Charlie Jackson-Martin is concerned about the order "We understand that we are just one fox control method amongst many, however forcing the closure of our rescue means removing the only no-kill option for foxes currently available in NSW." Their group is a registered charity organization that rescues and finds carers for injured or orphaned foxes.