Legalizing Ferrets in California

348 Signatures Goal: 500

Currently, in the state of California, ferrets (Scientific Name: Mustela putorius furo )are classified as an illegal animal to own, sell or buy. I, like many others am hoping to change this within the coming years. Out of the 48 other states, California and Hawaii are the only two states which ban the ferret as a pet. How can 48 other states be wrong Ferrets are quite the comical creature and make a great pet, even with children! If only we were allowed to legalize them now. I would like to send this petition via snail-mail out to Governor Arnold Swarzenegger by April 10th, 2005. Already, in November of 2004, SB 89 (Decriminalizes current ferret owners in California) had passed each and every hurdle in it\'s way while undergoing discussion in the California State Assembaly, and was sent to the governor himself. Unfortunately, he thought the bill too was just too bureaucratic to sign into an official law, so perhaps in the future it will be brought back. Please, if you too are a ferret lover, sign this petition! Help Californians legalize ferrets!

Sponsor

The sponser of this petition is Sarah Moore. So far, I am the only sponser of this petition, but I hope that perhaps some day soon I can get more people to help me with this. :)

Links

http://www.ferretsanonymous.com
  • Samantha L Williams
    Jun 12, 2017
    Jun 12, 2017
    I think every place should let ferrets in town they are not what people are saying they are they are very loving pets
  • Victoria Holt
    Victoria Holt United States, Cleveland
    Apr 25, 2017
    Apr 25, 2017
    The illegalization of ferrets is irrational and shows the lack of research done on ferrets. Not only have they been domesticated for 2500 years, they are highly intelligent animals trained in Europe to control disease spreading pests. Since the Black Footed Ferret, before near extinction, was native to some parts of California, it is obvious that even if ferrets could survive without people they are no threat to anything other than mice and rats. On top of that, if California wants to claim that they are dangerous they should consider making dogs illegal because dog kill hundreds of people. Ferrets don't kill people, and only bite when they are treated poorly.
  • lana owens
    lana owens United States, Lake Elsinore
    Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015
    If Ferrets are legalized in California it will allow the people that already have them to get the vet care they need and would stop the dumping of unwanted pets because we could form legal rescues.
  • Alisha
    Alisha United States, Walnut Creek
    Jan 07, 2015
    Jan 07, 2015
    I've always wanted a ferret, but it's not allowed in California for moronic reasons. Obviously if other states have ferrets allowed it can't be that dangerous to own a fun, cuddly and loving creature. They let us have chînchillas when those are "exotic" as well. Why sell ferret food in stores in California if you cannot have them. Seriously <\3
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