Taken from the artist’s submission: Although Vader was perfectly legal to own and completely domesticated, a crazy animal-rights activist anonymously contacted Vader’s owner and told her they would report the fox if she didn’t let it go. She dismissed it as anon-hate and deleted the comment like all the rest.
Well, evidently the anon did report them. They took an image of a bitten hand off of google, e-mailed it to the local police, and claimed they were bitten by the couple’s pet fox.
Police came to the couple’s house and, without a warrant or even proof of the bite, seized their pet fox. Later that day, the authorities returned with his collar and no body and told his owners the worst news of their life. Vader had been euthanized. Without ever having any proof that he was aggressive in any way.