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LUXEMBOURG – NO STATISTICS ON FOX SPREAD AVAILABLE

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Since the fox hunting ban in Luxembourg in 2015, many have observed the return of foxes in the cities, especially in residential areas bordering forests. In addition to the safety problems that may arise (let us not forget that the fox is a wild animal), there are also public health issues, as wild animals are carriers of diseases.

Following this observation, MPs Diane Adehm and Gilles Roth (CSV) appealed to Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of the Environment and Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health on the risks to the population and the preventive actions to be taken.

The Ministers reply today that they do not have any statistics on the issue and can not therefore answer on a possible proliferation of foxes in town and since the prohibition of fox hunting. Consequently, no specific action related to this issue is foreseen.

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