Fur farms are legal in 23 US states
Having a fox as a pet is legal in only 15 states. most states require a permit. In order to obtain a permit sometimes it is required to volunteer for X amount of hours. For example Pennsylvania where the sanctuary will stand the required hours are 200. I will work with volunteers of PA residency as well as outsiders gaining hours so they may be able to adopt once the hours are completed and they have the right space as well as knowledge of what they are getting themselves into. Fox are amazing but also a handful.
It is illegal to set foxes, mink, sable, raccoons, and other fur farm/domesticated animals free. The reason for this is that the animal is specifically bred to be larger and for specific coloring that are not typically found
Pelting season begins typically in November/December. A pelt is an animal's skin, fur and all. For example if you are wearing a fur coat, you are really wearing an animals skin and fur. Fur lining on your coat is pelt.
Depending on the fox a coat roughly take 11-18 fox pelts although fox is the most used fur for coats mink coats take 30-70, chinchilla 150, sable 40, and there are many other animals affected by fur farming coyotes, beavers, rabbits, raccoons.. etc.
Fur farming is banned in many countries such as; Austria, Bosniia, Herzgonvina, Belguim, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands (fox farm ban 1995, Chinchilla 1997, Mink 2024), Northern Ireland, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and Brazils state of Sao Paolo introduced a fur farming ban in 2014