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Fish & Game Displays Lack of Knowledge
AUTHOR: Kevin Quosig
FROM: Ferret Focus, Issue #6, January 1995
DATE: circa January 1995
One of our members called the California Department of Fish & Game (DFG) and asked for information on why ferrets are illegal. The following is what they sent (formatted in a fixed width font):
The reason ferrets are considered a detrimental species to California's wildlife.
WEASELS AND FERRETS Mustellidae
All species of this family feed on birds, rats, rabbits, and reptiles. Because they possess long, slender bodies and a keen desire to kill, ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes so they can be shot or killed by dogs. Ferreting was practiced in Asia as early as the first century before Christ.
As usual, DFG left out a few minor, but important, details:
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