Eliminating Fox and Coyote Pens: A Care2 Member Success

When Care2 member Bernie Campbell started a petition to end fox and coyote penning in Florida, he quickly realized he was not alone in the fight against animal cruelty. After running his petition for only 14 days, it gathered 746 signatures. Campbell then faxed the petition — along with 38 pages of signatures — to a hotel, where a meeting concerning fox and coyote enclosures was being held.

After hearing the concerns of the public, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took a huge step by proposing a draft rule prohibiting the operation of fox and coyote pens — leaving Campbell pleased with the results of his first petition.

This animal activist was happy to share his secrets to a successful petition:

“I sent out emails to ALL my contacts, put it on my Facebook Account, posted it to several different animal lovers sites. Then I pushed it one more time to everyone, talked about it where I worked, posted flyers at shelters, vets and rescues with the link.”

Campbell continues:

“We must make our voices heard to the FWC, they want to be the leader in this cause for the whole nation, but they have to have the backing of the public.”

The draft rule is a step forward, but people should continue to fight for this cause until the FWC takes further action. Campbell created a new petition, which he will deliver to the FWC in September, to enforce a final rule eliminating fox and coyote pens for good.

TAKE ACTION:

You can sign this petition urging the FWC to end fox and coyote pens permanently!

 

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148 comments

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy3 years ago

Well done to Bernie and everyone who signed his petition.Every one can make a difference.

Veronique L.
Veronique L.3 years ago

Well done Bernie!!

Leann Huber
Lea Huber3 years ago

I think this man's efforts are commendable and inspiring!

Bernie C.
Bernice C.5 years ago

Hooray! Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation commission has unamiously voted to PROHIBIT fox and coyote penning...paving the way for the rest of the country!! Way to go FFWCC!

Peter B.
Peter B.5 years ago

good job done well done Bernie

Jami Winn
Jami Winn5 years ago

one person can make a difference but it take a community to take action

Past Member
Past Member 5 years ago

Bernie is a strong and brave spokesman for the helpless creatures that are abused by these cowardly humans with little or no moral values. These penners call themselves hunters . What a joke.They should have a yellow line running down their backs. Diabolical jokers

carol w.
carol watson5 years ago

If only we had more Bernie Cambells in this world speaking out against man's inhumanity towards our wildlife.The world's a better place with you in it Bernie. Keep up the good work and thank you.

Kaitlyn Albers
Kaitlyn Albers5 years ago

Great job Bernie Campbell! Thanks for making a difference!

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog5 years ago

Thanks for sharing! I think Bernie Campbell has done an amazing job - all it takes is one person who cares to make a big difference.