Ireland became the latest country to ban mink farming. PIXABAY/Contributed

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” There’s a lot of news to report on regarding the world of fur. 

On March 29, Ireland became the latest country to ban mink farming. The president of Ireland, Michael Higgins, signed it into law on April 4. The last three farms operating in the country will automatically have their licenses revoked when the bill becomes law. How amazing is that? 

Then, on April 2 during a Saturday evening town meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts, officials voted to ban the sale of new fur. We are on a roll now. Cities, towns, states and their citizens are all jumping on board and fighting to see an end to the sale of fur here in the United States. State by state, it will happen. It makes this little fox boy happy. 

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: We need to implement a ban on new fur sales in Monroe County. Not because fur sales are a problem here. But so we stand in solidarity with the other communities across the United States who are taking a stand and putting their foot down to defend animals. Plus, wouldn’t it be cool to be able to say that Monroe County was the first county in Florida to do it? I think so.

In other news, my mom did a really cool thing for our birthday. She posted online that she would donate $2 of her own money for every birthday card that was sent to Coral and I. Fourteen people sent us cards and one card had $10 cash inside for the charity mom chose, so last Saturday evening mom made a $40 donation to I.CARE. It was only fitting that a donation be made to a coral reef restoration organization, don’t you think?

And last but not least: I have my own Reef Report merchandise now. Go ahead, take it all in. It’s a lot to handle all at once. Mom launched a bunch of designs on our online fox shop, so go take a look and see if anything catches your eye. A portion of proceeds all comes back to the foxes here, so your purchase will definitely make a difference.

You can go to then head to the merchandise tab and shop away.
That’s all for this week. Don’t forget you can always email me at [email protected] with any questions you may have for your favorite fox. Reef, over and out!

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Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.