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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2002, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Ferrets To Be Banned in New Zealand


New Zealand to Ban Pet Ferrets to Protect Birdlife
Thu Mar 28, 1:41 AM ET

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - They stink, eat New Zealand's national icon the kiwi and raid the burrows of other native animals.

Fed up with the carnage, the New Zealand government plans to ban pet ferrets to try to protect native wildlife.

"The threat ferrets pose to New Zealand's vulnerable native species such as kiwi is too great to ignore," Conservation Minister Sandra Lee said in a statement Thursday.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2002, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Yep, I heard about the feral colonies over there. A friend of mine breeds ferrets in NZ--not anymore. It was also speculated that ADV cases were being brought over from NZ via kits shipped to the US--there's been no solid proof though. This NZ ban is only going to make legalizing ferrets in NYC, CA and other "non ferret" zones much harder--it'll be used as ammunition against legalization
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2002, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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"ok guys, here are the addresses of NZ ministers. please, no personal
attacks! thanks heaps

*minister of conservation: hon sandra lee
[email protected]

*minister of tourism: hon mark burton
[email protected]

more info and links to documents and newsclips are available on the
FPAWS NZ discussion page
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