The fox population in Ireland has been steadily increasing

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The fox population in Ireland has been steadily increasing in the last few years, mild winters and abundant food source has elevated the growing population to a level that’s causing some concern, factor in the matter that some hunters are not shooting any fox due to various reason is unfortunate as they still need to be manage for the sake of the other species and to help mitigate potential disease and pathogens that also might be harmful to humans, animals and pets. Cute, innocent and joyful is what most people envision when they think of them, but the management of fox still needs to take place to help balance the habitat they thrive in and prevent over preying of other species. You don’t need to be a scientist to know that an increased population of any species above it’s habitat capacity can cause some serious adverse affect on the environment if left unchecked, research and survey also plays an important part and must be put into educating communities and people to understand the potential threat an over-population of a specie can cause or create. It’s imperative to inform people about the importance of predator management, and by doing so, we can only hope that it gains more acceptance by political decision makers, non-hunters or groups that either petition against fox hunting and against any hunts or management methods to finally understand that such management protocol is important not just for the specie itself but the overall habitat it thrives in. (Ireland)irish-red-fox-1-of-1

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