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After four-week-old Denny Dolan was attacked by a fox that entered his home through an open back door, London's Mayor, Boris Johnson, has urged a fox cull. Johnson said, “We face a growing problem with our urban fox population. Personally I wouldn’t rule anything in or out but ultimately this is a matter on which the boroughs must take the lead. Pest control falls to them. Attacks like that on this little boy thankfully are rare but foxes are a growing menace. Borough leaders need to look carefully at the facts and work together to respond.” According to standard.co.uk, a spokeswoman for the council said it had no plans at present to begin a cull. However, they will need urging by the community as to the true causes of this tragedy. Foxes are not such a growing problem as is the responsibility of parents in a community. Knowing there are predatory animals in the area, parents should be advised to keep doors shut and keep a four-week-old baby in a crib, which is common sense. All foxes are not to blame for inadequate child safety and the actions of one fox. Murdering as many foxes as possible for the actions of one is wrong, and we need to tell London’s mayor that it isn’t the right way to deal with this situation. Tell Boris Johnson that culling foxes is wrong.
Mayor Boris Johnson,
After Denny Dolan’s attack, the public would expect more warnings that foxes are predatory animals and doors should be kept shut at night. Instead, we have received news that a fox cull may be taking place. Though we know the plans are not concrete, many people worry they may become a real action and those people are protest of this unjust act. There will be animals in places where there is trash and food, and those animals have the right to roam. The attack was tragic, but such occurrences are very rare and widely spread out. The legitimacy of the recent attack is questionable, and to organize a cull based off that one event would be jumping to brutality too soon. As a community, we have lost respect for any who believe violence is the answer to a rare circumstance. This fox cull would be cruel and must not be gone through with!