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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation illegal?

hey guys, jw,
i was at the pet store
(i live in socal)
and saw ferret suplies
BUT NO FERRETS!!!!
the lady told me that they are illegal because if they get out they will kill some kind of rare bird for food

is this true?
are there other reasons why?
are there exeptions?
answers will help.
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Yes they are, are far as I know.

Ferrets are predators and will indeed kill and eat what ever they can catch.





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Yes they are, are far as I know.

Ferrets are predators and will indeed kill and eat what ever they can catch.
ok thx but is there another reason?
and are there loop-holes?
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Probably not. They are illegal for a reason.

Is there a reason you want one so badly?





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They are illegal in the state of California. They are legal in many other states.

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Probably not. They are illegal for a reason.

Is there a reason you want one so badly?
cus there cool and ive always wanted one
but i coudnt get one cuz i waz either to young,
or could never find one...
so yea,....
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They are illegal in the state of California. They are legal in many other states.
why tho?
and is there exeptions?
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They are illegal because California takes its agriculture (and thus ecosystem) very seriously. The same reason you're not allowed to cross into CA with produce from other states. A population of animals that are not native to an area can cause all kinds of problems and upset the balance of the environment. It's a bummer for people who want them as pets but it's easier for the state to make them illegal than to try and clean up any messes from them upsetting the ecosystem.

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They are illegal because California takes its agriculture (and thus ecosystem) very seriously. The same reason you're not allowed to cross into CA with produce from other states. A population of animals that are not native to an area can cause all kinds of problems and upset the balance of the environment. It's a bummer for people who want them as pets but it's easier for the state to make them illegal than to try and clean up any messes from them upsetting the ecosystem.
wat happens if i "accidently" relaese one?
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Well, you would be fined indefinetly since if your even lucky enough to obtain one and smuggle it in illegally someone is BOUND to trace it back to you. But that would be worst case scenario since Im assuming you wouldnt own one in a state where they're illegal right? This would cause a series of other problems.
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Well, you would be fined indefinetly since if your even lucky enough to obtain one and smuggle it in illegally someone is BOUND to trace it back to you. But that would be worst case scenario since Im assuming you wouldnt own one in a state where they're illegal right? This would cause a series of other problems.
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If you get one, what happens when it gets sick? You will have to take it to the vet and be fined and have to give it up.
If they get out of their cage they can kill animals even as big as cats. They are banned for a reason and there are no exceptions. Sorry.


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If you want a reason as to why they are illegal, just look at europe and the american mink.
We have so many problems with tham **** animals, killing off native animals and making it hard for native predatores to survive.

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i work in a pet store. and when i was opening up the store one morning, the farret wasn't in his cage.. he was an the hamster enclosure surrounded by dead hamsters he never ate them or anything. he just killed them. it was very sad..

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They will hunt they are predators it isn't their fault at all.

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