Ferrets in Hawaii!: Make Ferrets LEGAL to own in Hawaii
  • Petitioned The State of Hawaii

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ANIMAL INDUSTRY DIVISION
The State of Hawaii

Ferrets in Hawaii!: Make Ferrets LEGAL to own in Hawaii

    1. Petition by

      Jennifer Ross

      Savannah, TN

In Hawaii, it is illegal to own the lovely animal, the Ferret, as a pet.
Why would such a wonderful pet be banned?

"What are some of those invalid reasons? Well, a common one is that ferrets are seen as wild animals like raccoons or skunks, rather than a domestic species like house cats. Of course, ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2500 years. Another popular misconception is that ferrets pose a serious rabies danger; in fact, studies have indicated that it's very hard for a ferret to catch rabies, and when one does, it dies very quickly, so the danger is very small indeed. Dogs and Cats are just as likely to carry rabies, but are perfectly legal. Besides, there's a ferret rabies vaccine which has been shown to be very effective. A third common reason for banning ferrets is the idea that escaped pets (nearly all of which are spayed or neutered) will form feral packs and threaten livestock or native wildlife. There are no confirmed cases of feral ferrets (as opposed to polecats or polecat-ferret crosses, for instance) in the U.S., and a few deliberate attempts to introduce domestic ferrets to the wild have failed miserably with the ferrets dying within a few days, so this too is an unfounded fear -- even if one could picture a ferret harming a cow or breaking into a commercial poultry farm."

Ferrets have been banned in Hawaii because of misinformation and just plain ignorance.

If people are still worried about the safety of having Ferrets in Hawaii, make it mandatory for owners to have their Ferrets spayed/neutered, and always up to date with vaccinations.

We here signed want to bring legalization to owning a Ferret in Hawaii!

 

To:
The State of Hawaii, ANIMAL INDUSTRY DIVISION
We, the people of Hawaii, demand the legalization of owning a Ferret in Hawaii.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Angela Reed FORTSTFORT LEONARD WOOD, MO
      • 8 months ago

      This is important to me because I own 3 ferrets and am a military spouse. I would hate to have to give my babies up if we ever get stationed in Hawaii.

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    • Clayton McNair HONOLULU, HI
      • 9 months ago

      I have lived in many different places and have owned a lot of different animals being a Navy brat. I have done the research and still do not know the exact reson they cannot be in Hawaii. We are over populated with mongooses as is and it is also "illegal" to keep and own one of those! So where/what/why not I ask, can the people of Hawaii have a ferret!

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    • kris pannell LAKEWOOD, WA
      • 9 months ago

      getting station in hawaii and i have two ferrets after my third pasted away they are great pets and never had one escape or even try to. ferrets are a house pet and can't harm live stock like people want to think they can. ferrets are like having a small cat, they play just like a cat would for the most part so i don't see the point of banding them.

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    • Corinne Bagley HAGERSTOWN, MD
      • 9 months ago

      I want a ferret SO bad, make them legal!!! It's the same as a dog or cat...just make it go through the quarantine process and there is no problem!!! The fact that they are illegal is SO dumb!!!

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    • aaron villanueva WAIPAHU, HI
      • 10 months ago

      I WANT A FERRET FOR A PET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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