Well I was just looking at artwork on FurAnffinity and I just happened to notice this one drawing of this beautiful Silver Fox named Vader here www.furaffinity.net/view/12817…
I've read that he's been watched on Tumbler and when I read the story about his death I was just shocked about what happened to him.
Vader was perfectly legal to own and completely domesticated, a crazy animal-rights activist anonymously contacted Vader's owner and told her they would report the fox if she didn't let it go. She dismissed it as anon-hate and deleted the comment like all the rest.
Well, evidently the anon did report them. They took an image of a bitten hand off of google, e-mailed it to the local police, and claimed they were bitten by the couple's pet fox.
Police came to the couple's house and, without a warrant or even proof of the bite, seized their pet fox. Later that day, the authorities returned with his collar and no body and told his owners the worst news of their life. Vader had been euthanized. Without ever having any proof that he was aggressive in any way.
If able here is a link to sign a petition put up after Vader's murder. A mandatory investigation of all aggression claims on pets. Too many people have lost their pets to spiteful assholes who fake being injured by the animal. This has to stop with Vader.
I feel very sorry for the owners Tina and her husband who had their dear fox taken away from them.