Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

  • In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, opponents of fox penning wear orange hats as they wait for a meeting of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The Virginia Attorney General’s office says a two-year investigation has led to the closure of six fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained to be hunted by dogs. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

RICHMOND, Va. — A two-year investigation has led to the closure of six of Virginia’s nearly 30 fox pens, large enclosures in which wild foxes are contained and chased by hunting dogs, Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said.

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