So I finally found a breeder but said breeder is partly reluctant in selling by going by the bylaws of my city which vaguely states "foxes" as illegal but doesn't specify which species, it does specify every other canine specie also illegal but foxes just says fox, when you look up Fennecs on the CITES list of endangered animals, vulpes vulpes which is the red fox, as well as the arctic and grey fox are all illegal to buy, sell, trade, breed, import or export, but the fennec isn't listed (vulpes zerda). Furthermore, the laws of Ontario as a province (provincial law) doesn't prohibit fennec foxes as pets, as other provinces strictly and evidently say so. I am still on their list waiting for a kit but just wondering what would be the things needed for someone in my situation?
I am a musician, a producer and a supreme hippie and am writing a book on the effect sound (music) and crystals have on plants' growth and animal behavior, namely the domestication of an exotic pet (I am getting a dog as well).
I just want to know what would be the best way to get a license or registrations/legal defense for living purposes/landlord concerns and city regulations to not have him taken away when I get him?
So far I refer to this:
Are foxes legal ➝ YES (only non-native "exotic" species that are not endangered).
Person contacted on this matter ➝ KATHY KIRKLAND, Captivity Biologist of Laws.
Contact (email/phone) ➝ Kathy.Kirkland@ontario.ca / (416) 338-7297
Excerpts of our conversation ➝ « You may purchase and keep a non-native species of fox as a pet in Ontario. There is no provincial permit or license required for the keeping of non-native species as pets; however some municipalities prohibit ownership of foxes and other species as pets. »
« It is unlawful to keep the three species of fox native to Ontario as pets, as they are designated as specially protected wildlife under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997. This includes Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus), Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes). »
Laws (Wildlife Preservation + Municipalities Act) ➝ http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FW ... 68424.html
I want you to know that I have found a veterinary who obviously won't report a life long client, as I am determined to procure one by any means necessary, and I know the means, I just prefer to buy from a professional breeder from a legitimate and reputable company.