Taken from the artist’s submission:
Although 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.
Please take a moment to sign this 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.
You can find Vader’s page and more info on the story here: http://maythefoxbewithyou.tumblr.com/
There’s a Petition to sign. It MUST get 100,000 Signatures
Currently it only has under 800..
Don’t think that your one signature won’t help.
Because it WILL.
Each number.. Is a person who’s telling the family of not just Vader..
But the families of ALL animals.
All the families whom have been a victim at the hands of people who misunderstand their Pet.. and take a life away out of Fear.
Your ONE signature.. Can change the lives of THOUSANDS of families.
It can help put Vader’s family in peace with their lost baby.
Signing up is easy.
Put your name and address in. Go to the email they send you. Click the link.
Click “Sign This Petition”
Please sign this petition, guys…
Please save the lives of thousand of animals and protect the bonds families have with their pets.. from the misunderstandings of fearful idiots.
much rant by good friend cyn: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/12818137/
This has been brought to our attention and we agree with the poster and feel sincere sadness to the owners of Vader. All mods on this blog will be signing this petition. We recommend to our many followers to reblog and sign the petition! This hit home for one of our mods who had a similar experience.