The Great Ferret Legalization Effort of 2021

Ferrets Anonymous, now organizing as LegalizeFerrets.org has been working for ferret legalization since 1993. I'm getting tired of this sh*t. It's time to make progress!

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The California Fish and Game Commission sites reasons of ferrets going feral, or damaging native wildlife, and their classification of domestic ferrets as wildlife for their reasons for not legalizing ferrets in California.

The California legislature is reluctant to engage the issue. When someone in the legislature talks to us,  we generally hear "there isn't enough support." Usually we hear nothing at all. 

The real issue is unstated opposition from the Sierra Club, HSUS and perhaps other organizations. Their reasoning, "we don't need another pet in California." 

While enforcement of the ferret ban is pretty much non-existent, we in California still want to be able to take our ferrets out, be social and do what people in the rest of the continental US take for granted. It's a Freedom Issue!

Therefore we are planning to go all out to convince the California legislature to pass a ferret legalization bill in 2021.

We've already contacted every locally elected City Council Person and member of each Board of Supervisors asking for a letter of support. (We've had some success on the local level, but this is a statewide issue.)

We're planning a virtual ferret legalization rally  (Please click here ) asking people to send photos to be compiled into a poster to present to each of our 120 legislators. We need to promote this heavily on Facebook and other social media sites to build support.

A packet of information will be delivered to each legislator in mid-January when new legislation is allowed to be introduced. 

And finally we need to develop personal contact with legislative staffers to overcome the opposition from "Environmentalists" and "Animal Right Extremists (those who view pet ownership as "animal slavery.") Those people are politically active and connected, but their anti-pet mentality is not shared by many. 

If we work together and provide a professional, coherent image we will have a shot at this. Any support is greatly appreciated.

Donations

  • John Rushing 
    • 10 $ 
    • 1 d
  • Stephanie Hale 
    • 25 $ 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 10 $ 
    • 25 d
  • Robert J Mahoney 
    • 200 $ 
    • 28 d

Organizer

Pat Wright 
Organizer
La Mesa, CA
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