Miraculous recovery for fox found with 25 gunshot pellets in her body

9 Oct

 

A fox is making a miraculous recovery after being targeted by cruel shooters in County Louth.

The young vixen was discovered “curled up and not moving” and when rushed to a local vets, was found to have over 25 gunshot pellets embedded in her body.

“The fox was extremely thin and did not want to do very much but sleep and eat,” according to Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit which is currently caring for her. “She was X-rayed at Botanic vets and to our absolute horror, it was discovered she had over 25 gunshot pellets all over her body. How the poor vixen escaped with her life is not known but she is likely to have been in this state for a week or so.”

“Thankfully no major organs have been affected,” a statement from the wildlife unit adds. “She is doing well and is eating all around her. She is on medication daily and we will monitor her progress over the following few months.” https://www.facebook.com/Wildlifeunitkildare/photos/pcb.1962651337088873/1962639190423421/?type=3&theater

There is widespread disgust at the shooting of this defenceless creature – one of countless victims of hunters and shooters around the country.

“Vermin are the humans who shot her,” one person remarked on Facebook, while others commented: “This is horrific. The cold-hearted cruelty is beyond the scope of a normal mind”, “heartbreaking and unbelievably cruel and nasty” and “the people that did this should go into prison”.

Another noted that “night after night these beautiful animals are ‘lamped’ and shot for fun and by day, they are hunted and torn apart by dogs as a sport sanctioned by our government”.

Foxes not only have to contend with shooters but also cruel foxhunters. Disturbed from their habitats, they are terrorised for miles across the countryside by the hunters and their packs of hounds. When caught, the foxes are knocked off their feet, bitten, savaged and ripped apart. Foxes who try to escape underground are attacked by hunt terriers, dug out with spades and brutally killed. It’s time for this shameful persecution of foxes to end. Please help by responding to the action alert below.

ACTION ALERT

Contact Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and urge him to ban fox hunting.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/
Tweet to: @campaignforLeo

Please sign and share our petition – Ban Blood Sports in Ireland Now
https://www.change.org/petitions/ban-blood-sports-in-ireland

Contact the Agriculture Minister now and demand that an exemption for foxhunting is removed from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: michael.creed@oir.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcreedtd
Tweet to: @creedcnw

Appeal to all Irish politicians

Please join us in telling the Irish Government that it is now time to ban foxhunting. Contact all your local TDs and urge them to push for a ban on this blood sport. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=32&disp=mem

Write to your TDs at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889. Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.

Keep hunters off your land

If you are a landowner, make your land off-limits to hunters. Find out more about how to do this on our Farmers/Landowners Page – http://www.banbloodsports.com/farmers.htm Encourage all land-owning friends and family members in the countryside to show compassion and make their land a haven for wildlife. If hunters are denied access to land, the wildlife will be saved from suffering.

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Find out more about Kildare Animal Foundation at http://www.animalfoundation.ie
VIDEO: Photos – Kildare Animal Foundation.
Music“In your arms” by Nicolai Heidlas

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