02 Mar '12, 5am

Nine Pets It's Illegal To Own In California (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

@Julia and Kimberlee--provide evidence that ferrets have been a menace to American agriculture. I assure you, will not find a single shred of it. Cats have been a larger menace than ferrets have been. The reality is that once upon a time, ferreting (the practice of hunting rabbits with ferrets) was a sport at the turn of the century. Irish immigrants helped make it somewhat popular. Since ferrets are turned loose for the hunt, some farmers felt that these animals would get their chickens, or as a dear old family friend who came from a long line of ferreters told me "It was a stab at the Irish--they thought we were poachers". Quite a few states in the US have anti-ferreting laws or banned ferrets at the time. Now that common sense has prevailed, and virtually no one in the US hunts with ferrets (though my old friend did it illegally for years up till the late 60s) these ban...

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Support a Trapping Ban in Minnesota | Care2 Causes

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