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Foxes following instinct
FOXES do seem to get closer to our properties and I was told one was seen jumping into my garden recently.
I have only ever seen one in a zoo and have no real wish to get any closer, fascinating though it would probably be; but better safe than sorry.
However, I did not know whether to laugh or cry on reading that foxes kill and dismember chickens.
Now this may not be for the faint-hearted, but humans do so daily, mercilessly killing and dismembering them by their millions and billions the world over, nicely displaying the dismembered bits as thighs/wings/breasts etc.
It is not the foxes’ fault people choose to keep chickens as pets.
There is only one cruel animal in this world – the human animal – and we have no excuses as we are responsible for our actions.
Foxes can only follow their instinct, and don't have the luxury of choice in this matter.
Oh, by the way, I have had the pleasure of meeting some truly wonderful humans, too.
Barbara Hudson, Badger Hill, York.