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Resolution to support legalizing ferrets fails to win Encinitas council backing

Resolution to support legalizing ferrets fails to win Encinitas council backing

A man who’s been campaigning for years to get California to lift a ban on ferrets as household pets finally got a chance to make his case to the Encinitas City Council Wednesday, March 20, but only won one vote.

And, even that lone supporter -- Councilman Tony Kranz -- declined to keep the “Ferrets for Dummies” book he’d been given, saying he’d only made it through a few pages.

“That’s not a good sign,” ferret advocate Pat Wright said as he took back his book and the council began its deliberations on his proposed ferret resolution, which called for supporting statewide efforts to legalize ferret ownership.

Tiny relatives of weasels and wolverines, ferrets typically...

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