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    Latvia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania: YES, allow you to catch wild foxes and breed them/sell them as pets. All non-threatened species are legal, and purchasing from fur farms is legal too.

    United Kingdom, Scotland: YES, allow you to keep, breed and sell captive-bred tame foxes as pets. Keeping, breeding or selling wild-caught or orphaned wild foxes is not legal, and any injured or orphaned wild foxes must be given to a wildlife rehabber and released as soon as they are able to survive on their own.

    Germany: YES, you need a license to have a fox, but otherwise, all non-threatened species are legal. The license is easy to obtain.

    Finland: YES, all species are legal, but the fox must come from an European breeder with paperwork to prove it. It is illegal to import a fox from other continents.

    Ireland: NO, all species of fox are illegal, whether they come from a pet fox breeder or not. The vaccine for foxes is not recognized there, hence why they are illegal to breed and own in the country.

    Norway: YES,importing a fox as a pet is legal, but you’d have to send an individual request to the Norwegian Directory for Nature Management, to the following land address: PB 5672 Sluppen 7485 Trondheim, Norway. You may also submit your application by email:

    Italy: NO, all foxes, except for Russian domesticated foxes (from Novosibirsk, Russia, with paperwork proving they come from there), are illegal.

    Denmark and in the Netherlands: YES, all species of fox, including natives, are legal without the need of a license. Importation is also permitted.

    France and in Belgium: YES, you need a capacity certificate (CDC) to be in legal possession of a fox for personal purpose or in order to rehabilitate/release wild foxes.

    Turkey: YES, all non-threatened fox species, including native species, are legal without the need of a license.

    Austria, Holland and Poland: YES, fennec foxes, arctic foxes and non-native red foxes are legal, without the need of a license.

    Switzerland: SOME, 0nly fennec foxes are legal. No license is required in order to possess one.

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