Please watch in 1080HD.Sitting an hour watching ferrets on Shetland. But when you're done, ask yourself if you and your dogs, cats, cars, computers and cell phones could meet that standard of environmental impact. 2 months~Siberian huskies~250~150US dollars~only boys~Local in San Jose ~ for more info c..Siberian Husky, California » San Jose, We just got this ferret two weeks ago. As of 2007, the total wild population of black-footed ferrets in the U.S. was well over 650 individuals, plus 250 in captivity. But that's not exactly what happened there. The Commission directed the Department to discontinue issuing permits to possess prohibited species for pet purposes, except for those who legally possessed such animals in California at that time. A group called LegalizeFerrets.org recently announced that a donor was willing to pay the cost of the environmental impact report the governor said he needed before he could grant amnesty to California's ferrets or consider their legalization. Even if we don't know the exact number, it's not a small one. Also, ferrets STINK and can be rather unpredictable and Want Proof: There’s In healthy condition. "The bottom line, from what I've been able to determine is that it's just a very fierce environmental debate," said Dave Gaines, of the legal and legislative committee of the American Ferret Association, "But ferrets are thoroughly domesticated. Good or bad ferrets are illegal in the states of California and Hawaii, though there have been attempts in the past to free these animals as pets, there are still many states that have legalized them. No one can deny any of that. If they're likely to start these ferret enclaves and gobble up our wildlife, wouldn't at least one have sprung up by now, given those circumstances? The problem is, when you start down that road, there are a heck of a lot of species that need to be banned, and the one that most deserves it is good old homo sapiens. Only 2-3 stray ferrets were ever found in California, over a 100 year period. The Origins of California's Wild Parrots There are 372 species of parrots/parakeets that have been identified worldwide, mostly living in tropical and subtropical regions. Ferrets are legal in all the states of America except California and Hawaii. That same lack of native predators gave ferrets an edge in New Zealand they can't have in California, where hawks, foxes, coyotes, and other predators including cats and dogs, compete with and prey on small animals like ferrets. These states make it clear they take owning exotic animals very seriously, for the animals themselves and the wildlife around them. The few published reports of diet in wild populations of M. nigripes indicate that black-footed ferrets were relying heavily on Cynomys as a prey base but that their diet was supplemented with other species of rodents (and rarely From 1989 to 1998, 47 stray ferrets from communities in the general Sacramento region of the State were transported to the Department of Fish and Game field station for temporary holding. It backfired badly. California, as well as a few other states and countries, continue to outlaw ferrets as pets. This increases the threat to native species and crops. After 51 years, you can finally hike this Bay Area park. I hiked the Bay Area’s most private park. Fine, you say; you've convinced me. “In spite of that,” said Fiorella, “ferrets have a naturally occurring musky smell due to other scent glands in their skin.” This increases the threat to native species and crops. If ferrets are illegal, shouldn't dogs and cats be, too? I did, and it made me furious. There are tens of thousands of them in California, and they're allowed as pets in most countries and every state except Hawaii. Then came the backlash. There are no feral colonies of ferrets in any of the other states where ferrets are legal, including those with climates and ecologies very similar to California's, such as Oregon and Washington. They were established in the hope that the little predators would help with another introduced species, the rabbit, whose population explosion in New Zealand and neighboring Australia is a thing of legend. Apparently in California we draw it at a little, pointy-faced, whiskered furry creature that rarely lives even a decade, doesn't make noise, doesn't use public parks, cannot run free, doesn't poop on the sidewalk, has a hard time surviving unaided in the wild and, compared to many other pets, isn't that popular even where legal. That bill was vetoed by Gov. The California Natural Resources Agency, which includes the Department of Fish and Wildlife, bans a variety of exotic pets, one of them being ferrets. Also, whenever I go to a pet store, I see ferret George Lucas sues family and town over Marin County property rights. And it looks like that's about to happen. There's never been an animal yet — not even rabbits in Australia — that's done more damage to the environment than we have. Otis a 4 year old ferret . OCFerrets does not actively seek animals needing to be re-homed, and will NEVER post on Craigslist or other sites looking for animals. It made me furious. I live in California and I knew this guy who had a pet ferret and I told him that someone told me that ferrets were illegal in California, but he said they were only illegal to breed. And here's why. So if there were a serious threat that escaped pets could successfully establish themselves in the wild, wouldn't we have evidence of that by now? If California Fish and Game Commission continues to insist domestic ferrets are wild, they ought to ban domestic cats – who arguably are more wild. The ban has been continued since 1933 until now and the major reason which states mention behind this ban is the major differences between the ferrets that are kept captivated and the wild ones. She is small for her ..Ferret, California » Sacramento, I will be going through two major surgeries this year and wont be able to properly care f..Ferret, California » Anaheim, Vet check potty trained , USDA , De wormed , fleas, litter box, potty trained and well so..Ferret, California » Fresno, Ferret For Sale in Los Angeles County (6), pair of Ferrets for sale now so friendly Text xxx-xxx-xxxx. But Gaines says he thinks the tide is turning, even if the pace seems glacial at times. CALIFORNIA– In California, you can’t sell, import, transport or keep a ferret as a pet unless you have the permit from California Department of Fish and Game (means they are still treated as exotic/wild animals) California state says that ferrets can carry rabies. What kind of backward logic is that? Because penguins had evolved in the absence of mammalian predators, they didn't have good defense strategies against them, and because there weren't other predators around to compete with or prey on the ferrets, they, too, got out of hand, although not as spectacularly as the rabbits. In what has become in my mind the Godwin's Law of the ferret debate, someone always brings that up as an example of a place where escaped pet ferrets got out of hand and started preying on New Zealand's endangered flightless birds. There's no evidence of that ever happening in the United States.". I think I will continue to go through their mountain of trash over time. Environmental protection is a huge issue in California, and the battle over ferret legalization is no exception. With the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association indicating there are just under 2 million ferrets in the United States, the number in this state could be as high as 500,000, although most estimates are much lower than that. If you have a baby ferret preferably $150 and ..Ferret, California » Los Angeles, I would like to buy 2 ferrets preferably but 1 will be okay i can pay up to 350 with a ca..Ferret, California » Lancaster, I am looking for a ferret please text me i will respond thank you..Ferret, California » Tustin, Sheepadoodle Pups! In addition, it means that ferrets can be used for emotional blackmail. Please read entire add before contacting us, I will answer all pertine..Goldendoodle, California » Irvine, This little girl is so sweet and pliable. ferrets are illegal in the entire state of California. But as Jeanne Carley of Californians for Ferret Legalization has pointed out, the ferret has been classified "as domesticated by the United States Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Natural History, the Humane Society of the United States and 150 zoos, zoological societies and other authorities.". I don't have ferrets and I don't want ferrets. Also, illegal ferrets have not poured into the United States from ferret-friendly Mexico and Canada. Of course, Gaines, California's ferret lovers and I could all be wrong. I'm perfectly happy with my cats and dogs, or no pets at all. Do all ferrets stink? • January 1987. And ask if it's not time to, at the very least, give amnesty to the ferrets already here, so their owners can stop living at the mercy of vindictive exes or neighbors and openly take advantage of veterinary care, including rabies and distemper vaccination, for their pets. I’m located i..Ferret, California » Orange, i’ve been looking everywhere for a ferret for my fuzzbutt who lost her friend a year ag..Ferret, California » Los Angeles, Puppy huskies for sale OCF seeks to assist in the education of the public regarding domestic ferrets that are currently classified as a wild animal in the state of California. The Golden State and Hawaii are the only states to ban domesticated ferrets. Ferrets are not wild animals, but they are treated as threat to other wildlife in California. Will California's Ferrets Ever Get to Come in from the Cold? They are afraid ferrets would end up breeding and eating all of the crops or destroy the orchards or some such nonsense. Ferrets in New Zealand were deliberately introduced into the wild; these weren't just someone's pets who slipped out of the front door. Besides, in the United States, each state is a sovereign entity and may enact its own laws , if the laws don’t violate the Federal Constitution or the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Ferret, California » Los Angeles Buying ferrets 2 with or without cage!!! Many ferret owners have been targeted by malicious exes and vindictive neighbors who can out them and have their pets taken away from them. Maybe ferrets really are, as a 1988 report commissioned by the CDFG infamously said, "a hazard to public health, small livestock and wildlife." If you are owing … But the ecosystem isn’t just crops and stuff. Domestic ferrets are illegal in California, one of only two states to ban them. But at this point, it's treated in California political circles as part of a humorous, goofy issue, and it would take somebody with a lot of — well 'courage' is really the only word — to introduce this bill, somebody who could withstand being laughed at.". Ferrets are illegal in California because of a 1933 law imposed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years.Domestication is the process where humans selectively breed a wild animal to produce a new animal with characteristics that are useful to humans. Ask if simply sitting in your house reading this article on your computer doesn't affect the environment as much or more than every ferret in California ever could. So by all means, don't take my word for any of this. Their colonies were nurtured and assisted until they were able to survive on their own, and the ferrets were probably crossed with their wild polecat cousins to improve their hardiness. After 32 years of questions, arrest made in murder of Michaela Garecht, London Breed: Alex Padilla's Senate appointment 'unfortunate' and a 'real blow'. Christie Keith is a contributing editor for Universal Press Syndicate's Pet Connection and past director of the Pet Care Forum on America Online. Attempts to Legalize Ferrets in California Ferrets for Freedom AB 647: Wild animals - domestic ferrets , was introduced by Assemblyman Paul Koretz, (D-West Hollywood) in November of 2006, had the bill passed ferrets would have been allowed to be imported into California, so long as they were vaccinated against rabies and, if more than 6 months old - spayed or neutered. kaylee04caplinger I would like to buy 2 ferrets preferably but 1 will be okay i can pay up to 350 with a ca.. Despite intensive lobbying to legalize ferrets in California, however, you cannot legally keep a ferret in California without a permit. If that's true, then where are they? If you live in California (or anywhere else ferrets are illegal) and are still considering getting a ferret, please don’t. And the repercussion is that they’re harming the human animal bond which thousands of Californians have with pet ferrets. In fact, the CDFG itself acknowledges there are a fair number of ferrets getting out already, saying on its Web site: "In California, many stray ferrets are found every year. In fact, the CDFG document also points out that cats cause more environmental harm than ferrets do, and the Sierra Club said in 1997 that the only reason they were opposed to pet ferrets but not pet dogs and cats was that "dogs and cats are already legal." They can also carry canine distemper — and there's a vaccine for that, too. These ferrets, a mother, I pressume, and two youngsters really enjoyed the sun. I’m looking for two female ferrets preferably less than 3yrs young. Some of the evidence California has come up with to keep the ferret illegal is as close to lies (showing they have their own personal agenda) as it can possibly get. It assume that they could be malnourished or abused because they are pretty friendly animals. (Of course, I don’t really suggest cats should be banned). As COVID-19 explodes, was California too strict for its own good? Ferrets are not wild animals so you don't have to worry about that. They have, and have come very close to achieving that goal several times, most recently in 2006 when a ferret amnesty bill, SB 89, designed only to grandfather in ferrets already living in California (and even then only if they were neutered and microchipped), passed the California Assembly by 64-12 and the Senate 27-2. And as with every issue, there is more than one side. Answer: California law differentiates between animals that are normally domesticated in the state and those that aren’t. George Lucas sues family and town over Marin property rights, Police investigating Bay Area 'mom influencer' who alleged kidnap, Newsom says California stay-at-home order will likely be extended. G..Ferret, California » Elk Grove, Hi! Which isn't to say I think all the objections to overturning the ban are irrational; they're not. Soak it all in. What's clearly needed is for that issue to be dealt with once and for all, in terms even the CDFG can accept. "The trend is absolutely towards legalization.". Ferrets weren’t singled-out in this legislation. Ferrets are completely legal in all counties of Arkansas. California offers an environment where species like ferrets may thrive in the wild. The reason ferrets are illegal in California is because of opposition from the Sierra Club (pet food production contributes to global warming) and PETA (pet ownership is animal slavery). When California expanded its ban on ferrets in 1987, state officials cited concerns that ferrets might bite and attack humans, particularly children and infants. There are no feral colonies that are going to form in California and destroy endangered species. The animals you mentioned – ferrets and hedgehogs – are wild animals that aren’t normally domesticated in So why are ferrets illegal in California? As even the CDFG has conceded, there are already tens of thousands, possibly more than a hundred thousand ferrets in California already. Ferrets lost their value since they attack children and the media declare them to be a wild animal. An aspiring Bay Area 'mom influencer' said her kids were almost kidnapped. Absorb every detail of the potential harm ferrets could do if the worst case scenario turned out to be reality. Then in California we would have a bunch of polluted wild Ferrets running around with "tainted", "watered-down" domestic blood. Ferrets are ticketed in Minneapolis and New After all, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council data indicate that around one-quarter of the money spent on ferret food and supplies in this country is being spent in California. Go to the CDFG and Sierra Club Web sites. They don’t bite until in pain or fear. The whole world celebrates the World ferrets day on April 2nd, but sadly Californians don’t get a chance to celebrate much. It's an old story, characterized by battling sets of statistics and interpretations of natural history. In other states like South Carolina, though it is legal to own ferrets, it is illegal to sell them. Delaware: Yes, but you must keep your ferret up to date on their rabies vaccinations like a dog or cat.Florida: Yes. To the California Department of Fish and Game and some environmentalists, ferrets are wild animals with the potential to establish feral colonies and wreak havoc on native species if they escape from captivity. There’s no such thing as a wild ferret. The ferrets escaped into the wild and thrived to the extent that New Zealand has the largest wild population in the world. 2 months~Siberian huskies~~only boys~Local in sacramento ~ for ..Siberian Husky, California » Sacramento, Hello, I’m saving money to get a ferret. She is a year and a half. "Ferrets have been illegal in all kinds of places, but over the last decade or so that has slowly been changing," he said. Right or wrong – thousands of ferret owners are ignoring the law. They're cute, affectionate, furry and playful. Although disputed by ferret lovers, the California Department Fish of Wildlife takes the position that escaped or abandoned pet ferrets pose a significant risk to California’s rare native animals and birds. In our interview, Gaines said that opposition to ferret legalization in California "involves a lot of weird leaps of logic or lack of logic. It happened there, ferret opponents say; it could happen here. But some opponents point out that ferrets have been able to form feral colonies in New Zealand. In 2008, the IUCN reclassified the species as "globally endangered", a substantial improvement since the 1996 assessment, when it was considered extinct in the wild, as the species was indeed only surviving in captivity [ inconsistent ] . But why should I care if they're legalized or not? My son decided to sell it. Domestic ferrets are illegal in California, one of only two states to ban them. This represents but a small fraction of what escapes in the State as a whole.". New legislation will give amnesty to the more than 100k ferrets living here illegally while a study is conducted to see what impact of legalization might be on state ecosystems.Photo By Kurt Rogers. 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