Give California ferrets a fair hearing
  • Petitioning Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

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Member of the California State Assembly and Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Give California ferrets a fair hearing

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      LegalizeFerrets.org

To:
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Member, California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife.


Please support ferret legalization in California or at least give the issue a fair hearing.


Because you are a member of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife I would like to ask for your support in helping to legalize the domestic ferret in California. Domestic ferrets, being domestic animals should not be in the jurisdiction of the California Fish and Game Commission – they should be regulated by the Department of Agriculture as are dogs and cats in California.

California ferret enthusiasts have not been given any kind of hearing or consideration from the California Fish and Game Commissioners – and are currently examining a due process lawsuit against the Commission and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Your office will be presented with a copy of the economic report we commissioned from Sacramento State University with a request to introduce our ferret legalization bill. We were unable to secure a sponsor for 2013.

We are asking you now for a statement of support. Yes – ferrets need to be legal in California. And a consideration to carry the bill in 2014.

Sincerely,

To:
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Member of the California State Assembly and Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife
Give California ferrets a fair hearing

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Patrick Rodriguez DUBLIN, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Ferrets to me, is probably the only thing that probably would make me happy; I love dogs, I like cats, but I adore ferrets. As weird as this may be, ferrets have been domesticated for over a few years now, why is one of the reasons "Not domesticated."? Ferrets NEED to be rare cool pet to own in California, because I don't want to move just to have one, which I contimplated multiple times.

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    • Kenneth Compton VENTURA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      This issue should not exist. Pet owners should not have to fear the removal of their companions for arbitrary reasons from organizations that offer no response and see no logic. Having interacted with them before I know ferrets are not a danger, they can hardly support themselves in the wild and with regulation that would not be an issue.

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    • Jeffrey Bronson FRESNO, CA
      • 5 months ago

      This is important because the law's are out dated, and our furry little buddies need a chance. Fish and Game need to understand that they are being unreasonable.

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    • Patti Higgins ANCHORAGE, AK
      • 5 months ago

      I love ferrets. Not being able to bring part of my family would keep me from ever being able to move to California. This is a ridiculous law. The feds are trying hard to reintroduce their close cousins the black-footed ferret into a fairly ideal environment. It's been decades of very slow progress. Please legalize our domestic buddies!

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    • Peggy Wright FAIRVIEW, NC
      • 5 months ago

      This is very important to me because I have had ferrets for many years and they are sweet and wonderful creatures who are excellent pets. People in California deserve a chance to have whatever kind of pet they choose including a ferret in their homes.

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