24 March 2011

Paris Hilton offers her support in effort to reverse California's ferret ban

Paris Hilton is throwing her support behind LegalizeFerrets.org, a campaign that will attempt to overturn a law banning ferrets as pets in the state of California. In 2004, Hilton was forced to give up her two beloved ferrets, Dolce and Gabbana, after she revealed during a television that she owned the pair.

Wildlife experts say the ban, which has been in place for 80 years, prevents escaped or abandoned ferrets from setting up feral populations which would threaten the state’s natural habitat.

The hotel heiress maintains, “If they are looked after properly they really are the sweetest, most loveable creatures.” Hawaii is the only other state with a ferret ban in place.

To learn more about legalization of ferrets in California visit LegalizeFerrets.org.

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Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

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