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Ferrets in the News

This weekend the New York Times printed a story detailing accusations of neglect and cruelty at a ferret farm in Pennsylvania.  I don't know if the accusations are true or not, but the video is heartbreaking.  Unfortunately, this is just one in a series of stories detailing the poor conditions that animals have been subjected to at breeding farms and pet stores.
Just a few days before, I heard this story on the radio detailing one LAPD officers efforts to stop the illegal animal sales in the fashion district of LA. The trend of animal as accessory has not helped this problem.
Responsible pet ownership begins with responsible pet acquisition.  If you are thinking about bringing a ferret (or any animal) home, I urge you to consider adopting one of the many animals at your local shelter.  If you are specifically looking for a ferret, our local shelter has ferrets frequently and the American Ferret Association has a listing of ferret shelters.

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