April 2nd is National Ferret Day
Happy National Ferret Day
For those of us in California, where ferrets continue to be illegal, please use this day keep working for ferret legalization.
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Asking Members of Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee to Support our Ferret Petition
We are asking members of the Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee for a letter of support for our petition currently in front of the Fish and Game Commission. We are simply asking the Fish and Game Commission to reissue permits for ferrets as they did prior to 1985 for neutered male ferrets.
|Legislator||Staff Person||Date First Contacted||Response||Twitter Link|
|Assemblywoman Laura Friedman||Seamus Garrity||Feb 13th||No Response
Left another message March 10th
|Assemblyman Todd Gloria||Stephen Hill||Feb 13th||Promised a letter of support||Thank you Assemblyman Todd Gloria!|
|Assemblyman Jim Wood||Emily Towner||Feb 14||No Response
Left another message on March 10th
|Can’t find him on Twitter, pls call Tel: (916) 319-2002|
|Assemblyman Tony Thurmond||Mary Nicely||Feb 14th||Said she’d pass the info on . Left her another voice mail on March 10th.||https://twitter.com/TonyThurmond|
|Assemblyman Rudy Salas||Celia Mata||Feb 14th||No Response. I called again on 3/17, told Assemblyman Salas out of office but she’ll ask. Response received, “I don’t think my boss will sign on, but I will ask.”||https://twitter.com/rudysalasjr|
|Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio||Joaquin Pacheco||Feb 15th||No Response. Called and sent another email on 3/17.||https://twitter.com/Blanca_E_Rubio|
|Assemblyman Devon Mathis||Justin Boman||Feb 15th||No Response. Called again on 3/17||https://twitter.com/AD26Mathis|
|Assemblyman Matthew Harper||Madeleine Cooper||Feb 16th||No Response. Spoke to Madeleine on 3/17 -she hopes to get back to me today.||https://twitter.com/AsmHarper|
|Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez||Freddie Quintan||Feb 16th||No Response. Left a message again on 3/17||https://twitter.com/JimmyGomezCA|
|Assemblyman Kansen Chu||Eric Turner||Feb 16th||No Response. Left another message on 3/17/||https://twitter.com/KansenChu|
|Assemblyman Steven Choi||Vance Jarrad||Feb 16th||No Response. Had a nice conversation, hope for the best on 3/17.||https://twitter.com/irvinespeaker|
|Assemblyman Frank Bigelow||Katie Masingale||Feb 17th||No Response. Left another message on 3/17||https://twitter.com/FrankBigelowCA|
|Assemblyman James Gallagher||Katja Townsend||Feb 16th||No Response. Left another message on 3/17.||https://twitter.com/J_GallagherAD3|
|Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia||Carlos Gonzalez||Feb 16th||No Response. Out of the office, left another message on 3/17.||https://twitter.com/voteforgarcia|
We’re Petitioning the California Waterfowl Association to Change their Position on Ferrets
About Our Efforts
California remains one of only two states to continue to ban domestic ferrets as pets. The other state is Hawaii.
We’ve been working on this issue a long time. We have made some progress; our mailing list is approaching 10,000 and the new Fish and Game Commission has finally dealt with the issue. They didn’t give us the result we asked for but it was the first time we were treated with courtesy and taken seriously in a long time.
We are continuing the effort. I feel optimistic that if our numbers increase so do our chances.
What can you do to help?
Donate – Join the 3000 Club and make and pitch in five dollars on one of our Five Dollar Ferret Fridays.
Subscribe to CLIFFNotes, our weekly email newsletter
We always seem to have petition or letter writing campaigns, if you are on our mailing list you will receive all the information you need.
Thank you for your support. We only lose if we give up and we’re not giving up. And they know that.