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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