An animal rights activist has kicked off a fierce debate about whether it’s healthy and humane to keep a pet fox – and feed it a vegan diet. The controversy started when Sonia Sae – a self-described ” anti-speciesist ” – revealed on social media that she is raising Jumanji, her pet male fennec fox, on a purely plant-based diet. The accompanying pictures of Jumanji have prompted heated conversations across a variety of social media platforms, with even some other vegans criticising Sae for imposing her ideas on the animal. According to National Geographic, fennec foxes are “omnivores” and “opportunistic eaters” in the wild, who typically “forage for plants but also eat rodents, eggs, reptiles, and insects. Sae – a vegan campaigner from Barcelona – has defended her actions online and posted videos on her YouTube channel making the case for vegan pet foods. But this has not satiated her critics on social media. However, a few animal rights activists did come to Sae’s defence. She wrote: “Foxes shed just like cats.
Sonia Sae, a spaniard from Barcelona, adopted a pet fennec fox, named Jumanji, in Ardent animal activist and vegan, Sonia decided to give her pet an exclusively vegan diet consisting mainly of cat food. However, fennecs are carnivores, eating mostly lizards, birds and eggs in the wild, even even if there is the option to eat fruits. Pictures recently posted on Sonia’s Instagram have caused quite a few internet users to raise their concerns. In the pictures, Jumanji is seen in a pitiful state, emaciated and very skinny. Source: Sonia Sae. Sonia has admitted on her Instagram that Jumanji does suffer from a number of health ailments such as hair loss, partial blindness and weight loss but she doesn’t put these down to his vegan diet. Sonia has refused to listen to experts who are all appalled at her treatment of Jumanji and have contacted her regarding the health of her fennec fox. Several animal rights groups have voiced their concern. Foxes and Friends wrote on their site. A domestic fennec fox’s diet should reflect their natural wild diet. Sonia has defended her actions saying that her pet’s concerning appearance is due to a skin allergy caused by plant pollen, insisting that he gets “all the needed amino acids for a carnivore animal such as taurine and lysine”.
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Sonia just wants what is best for her fox, regardless of the diet he is eating. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Mobile Ambulance 9am-9pm Daily One woman, Sonia Sae, recently shared posts of her fennec Fox, Jumanji, who she decided to turn vegan. Help make a difference We do not receive financial support from national or local government. The allergy was allegedly causing his hair to fall out, too. No lockdown haircut here! Katie Marie added “her fox looks fine, and the only ones I see attacking her are you carnists” – in other words, meat eaters. To support her case, Moore also shared e-mails she received from animal rights groups Foxes and Friends and Ears. She shared a number of photos of Jumanji before and after being put on his current vegan diet, saying that his food includes ‘all the needed amino acids for a carnivore animal such as taurine and lysine. Alice took to social media where she began to lay out all the evidence she had against the blogger.