"Katie" the fox
This young fox was seized from
an OCWC wildlife volunteer by
the OMNR in Sep /02 and kept
in solitary confinement for 9
months. Further attempts
to locate her have failed.
restrictive and inhumane
Half way through the 2002 wildlife season the Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) imposed a 1 km release
restriction for all wildlife in Ontario and disallowed
rehabilitation of rabies vector species (raccoons, skunks,
foxes) in a large part of eastern Ontario, including
Ottawa. These restrictions made it impossible to offer
humane and responsible wildlife rehabilitation and resulted
in the closure of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre.
More on the wildlife rehabilitation crisis issue.
Take action: The
public is outraged over MNR regulations that require orphaned
and injured wild animals to be killed in Ontario. Take action
to reinstate a progressive wildlife rehabilitation service in