There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.
Put Vaders collar tag on your blog and show your support for “Justice for Vader!” Tara and Eric need our support now more than ever. Vader was, is, and always will be loved by those who looked forward to seeing him on their dash. He will always be a cherished memory to many, and we will not forget the injustice that has been committed against an innocent animal whom everyone knew to be a loving, peaceful animal.
Sometimes, I forget how big of an impact Vader had on everyone here. The love far outweighed the hate. If I could hug you all, I would.
Please don’t play into this shit, Lead. So many people are really misunderstanding this situation. It’s sad that the fox got put down and all, but stop trying to pretend it was some kind of crime. The only ‘crime’ committed was by the owners. This woman contacted her local government and was specifically told she was not allowed a fox. No matter where she got it, no matter how tame it, no matter what fancy name they gave it, she was not allowed to have any kind of fox as a pet within city limits. They went ahead and did it anyway without a state permit. The bite report was likely bullshit, but that’s kind of what you get when you parade your illegal pet around on the internet and post videos of it at a dog park when you consistently claim it never left the house. If you’re going to break the law, be smart about it.
The police report tells you pretty much all you need to know about the situation
The fox wasn’t euthanised because of aggressive behaviour. It was euthanised because that’s just what happens when a rabies vector bites someone. People are taking it too personally because it was someone’s pet. A pet they weren’t allowed to have and instead of being hush hush about it and just enjoying the animal for what it was, had to start a tumblr cult and show the world what a rebel you are by having an animal you were specifically told was illegal to own.
Yeah, it’s a shame that an innocent animal ended up dying for no reason, and it’s awful that those people had to lose their pet they obviously loved, but don’t try and make villains of the authorities and heroes of the owners. They really were in the wrong in this situation and they’re not really entitled to any ‘justice’.
This is really a cautionary tale. Don’t get a pet if you aren’t legally allowed to own it. And if you absolutely must, DON’T MAKE A FUCKING TUMBLR DEDICATED TO SHOWING IT OFF!
Actually, Vader was legally imported into the state (the police report has been edited since they first posted it) there is no law that states you need import papers for a ranched colour fox. All we needed was a health certificate- which we have.
Also, foxes are illegal in one zone of our city- not the entirety. When we first spoke to the USDA in Bismarck, she told us there would be no permit required because Vader was a silver, not a red.
After we found out about the ordinance, we started looking at our options immediately for moving him out of the city.
Everyone keeps screaming the word “illegal” like we committed a felony. In reality, we committed a zoning violation. I have to pay a very small fine.
Had they cited us, we would have gladly put our plan in motion to move him.
The thing that irks me about this is that everyone overlooks the way the cops mishandled this because they called him an illegal fox in the report. The fact of the matter is the cops would have never been in my home and never would have been bitten had they not acted on a false report. Had the officer used a catch pole rather than disregarding my husband’s advice, he would not have been bitten either.
I have no control over what the internet does or says- I did not start this movement. I want the name of the person who accused Vader of biting- and that is all I want. My life is already very bleak and nothing anyone does or says will bring Vader back.
I just heard about Vader and I’m crying my eyes out. I was so used to seeing his little face on my dash and his little family, I’m so heartbroken for them :(… May he rest forever in peace and the love everyone here had for him.
This is what keeps me going.
how do people drink soda I feel like I’m swallowing 10,000 needles of death
People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. - Stephen King