Legalize Ferrets

Most of you are probably thinking, “but ferrets are legal, what’s this freak talking about?” That is a good thing, it means most other places are smarter about the subject than California, where it is illegal to own a ferret. For any of you who have not yet heard my rants about wanting to have ferrets as pets, well, I want two. They make the greatest pets, seriously, if you have two they will be some of the happiest creature you’ll ever run across.

Anyway, James McMurry just posted about this topic. From Owning a Ferret in California…:

Today I got an email from Jeanne Carley of “Californians for Ferret Legalization” (I am on their mailing list) asking for people to do one thing, that MIGHT help push this through Gov Schwarzenegger. She is asking people to please write, email or fax the following note:

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

Please sign SB 89 which decriminalizes current ferret owners. These good citizens own a domesticated pet that is legal in the rest of the continent, should not be in the jurisdiction of a wildlife agency, and is safer to people and the environment than a dog or cat. The current ban is unfair and a waste of taxes and governmental goodwill.

Here is the Gov’s contact information:

Honorable Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor’s Office
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

You may also fax your letters to the Governor (this is the quickest way to reach him) at (916) 445-4633.

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