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(Hartford Courant)   In response to the chimp attack, CT bans ownership of gorillas, chimps, and orangutans. Still legal to own a wolverine, and to see his crappy movies   (courant.com) divider line 50
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2009-06-04 09:14:58 AM
What kind of monkey business is this?
 
2009-06-04 09:16:07 AM
This whole situation has taken a left turn, Clyde.
 
2009-06-04 09:16:27 AM
Meh, a ape or monkey might be chill some of the time, noone is goona own a wolverine because wolverines are 100% KILLYOURFACE 100% of the time.
 
2009-06-04 09:17:11 AM
no more monkeys jumping on the bed...cause he'll jump off and rip off your head
 
2009-06-04 09:17:41 AM
Considering this comes after Stamford, you'd think they'd have banned Wolverine too.

/maybe he registered?
 
2009-06-04 09:19:59 AM
Why would ANYONE want to own a primate?
 
2009-06-04 09:20:05 AM
Pit Bulls can be just as dangerous and have been known to attach at random but yet these animals are still legal to own??
 
2009-06-04 09:20:46 AM
fta
"One issue that had stalled the bill's progress, for example, was the proposed ban on wolverines. It turned out that ferrets, which many people own as pets, are related to wolverines, and ferret owners expressed concerns about that part of the bill, said state Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, co-chairman of the legislature's environment committee."

So we should be expecting her in the next movie?
tbn2.google.com
 
2009-06-04 09:26:37 AM
Luckily, since I already own one, I'm grandfathered in.
 
2009-06-04 09:27:52 AM
MemeSlave 2009-06-04 09:19:59 AM

Why would ANYONE want to own a primate?

Actually quite popular till the mid 1860's...
 
2009-06-04 09:28:02 AM
Oh No! I guess I'll have to shave my ape and make him wear clothes so I can pass him off as my ugly son!
 
2009-06-04 09:28:47 AM
Well, that will let whatbadgerseat.com keep their hit counts up.
 
2009-06-04 09:38:04 AM
It's all fun and games until the Statue of Liberty ends up half-buried on some beach.
 
2009-06-04 09:39:32 AM
/feels obligated.
 
2009-06-04 09:39:42 AM
Fook: Meh, a ape or monkey might be chill some of the time, noone is goona own a wolverine because wolverines are 100% KILLYOURFACE 100% of the time.

That's why apes are more dangerous. Wolverines aren't interested in gaining your trust before they eat your face and bite off your your genitals.
 
2009-06-04 09:40:13 AM
I like the list of things they would have banned, but changed their minds: Baboons, kangaroos, wolverines, hyenas, elephants, hippos, alligators, crocodiles, rattlesnakes, cobras and pythons

Who would own any of these??
 
2009-06-04 09:42:10 AM
drsmith: Pit Bulls can be just as dangerous and have been known to attach at random but yet these animals are still legal to own??

my pitbull is very attached to me and it wasn't random.
 
2009-06-04 09:46:12 AM
eecue.com

[From a related article] The news of a lengthy and brutal attack came as a surprise to some. Neighbors told CBS 2 HD it wasn't uncommon to see Travis walking around the neighborhood, sometimes unleashed.

"He was friendly, always friendly," one neighbor said.


It always amazes me that when someone does something savage, like serial killings, the media digs up someone who says he was such a nice quite man. Now a chimp eats a woman, literally, and they say, "He was friendly". No, he was a wild animal that learned to act friendly to get rewards, like food.

/they ain't pets
 
2009-06-04 09:48:42 AM
Are they legal to own in the form of bush meat for my grill?
 
2009-06-04 09:51:59 AM
captainstudd: I like the list of things they would have banned, but changed their minds: Baboons, kangaroos, wolverines, hyenas, elephants, hippos, alligators, crocodiles, rattlesnakes, cobras and pythons

Who would own any of these??


Well, that's the problem right there, because some dimwit would think that it was a great idea to own one of these animals, and keep it in his backyard. A lot of people have big snakes, but they rarely bite off someone's face. Squeeze their owner to death, sure (or their little kid), but nothing more gruesome than that.
 
2009-06-04 09:57:28 AM
so it's zero-tolerance?
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2009-06-04 10:08:55 AM
yes and early cuyler will train those gorillas to toss alligators at mexicans.
 
2009-06-04 10:09:24 AM
Typical knee jerk overreaction by the politicos. Hey, a dog might attack someone, let's ban all dogs too!
 
2009-06-04 10:15:09 AM
captainstudd: I like the list of things they would have banned, but changed their minds: Baboons, kangaroos, wolverines, hyenas, elephants, hippos, alligators, crocodiles, rattlesnakes, cobras and pythons

Who would own any of these??


I used to work at a pet store in Connecticut that sold caiman, which are little crocodiles. The babies were really sweet and I could totally understand wanting to own one. They grow to about 4 feet. I knew someone who kept a full-grown one in the bathtub. She was devastated when it fell asleep on a heater and roasted itself to death.
 
2009-06-04 10:15:27 AM
www.cinema-suicide.com

Good luck taming a wolverine, subby.

/Pic keeps me warm
 
2009-06-04 10:18:06 AM
Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom: You gotta admit that these are adorable.


Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but my ferrets are just awesome and very fun and cuddly. Wolverines are basically a really big ferret so...

No I'm not really that naive, but I'd bet they do have a sweet side and could be tamed by someone with a lot of determination.

/a healing factor would also help
 
2009-06-04 10:20:47 AM
asmodeusazarak: Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom: You gotta admit that these are adorable.


Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but my ferrets are just awesome and very fun and cuddly. Wolverines are basically a really big ferret so...

No I'm not really that naive, but I'd bet they do have a sweet side and could be tamed by someone with a lot of determination.

/a healing factor would also help


Ferrets and babies don't mix. Just remember that. They are opportunistic, and there's scores of horrible disfigurations caused by ferrets deciding that a helpless baby in a crib has a face that makes a tasty snack.
 
2009-06-04 10:21:35 AM
This is ridiculous. Strict liability laws already exist to punish the owner of "exotic" pets if they do anything like attack a neighbor and the owner is punished accordingly.

These are exactly like seatbelt laws. We are apparently incapable of making decisions on our own, so the government has to protect us from ourselves.

The worst thing is that law will stay on the books forever. No politician in his right mind will argue for repealing the killer ape law in favor of civil liberties.
 
2009-06-04 10:29:15 AM
What? Chimps are attacking Conneticut? Must be the first wave of shock troops to be followed by baboons and low mountain gorillas in armored troop transports. Gird your loins, boys, lock and load!

Actually a wolverine would not make a good pet even if it was friendly. They are so stinky no other animal will come near them. Imagine a skunk crossed with a hungry bear.

It's great to be a Meeech-igan Wolve-reen!
 
2009-06-04 10:34:51 AM
We can have hot Wolverine thread???

i43.tinypic.com

PleaseohhpleaseohPLEASSSSSSE!?!?!?!
 
2009-06-04 10:48:59 AM
Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: It's all fun and games until the Statue of Liberty ends up half-buried on some beach.

I was going to write something witty, but gave up after this one. Well done GPEH!
 
2009-06-04 10:51:20 AM
The measure had been bogged down in recent weeks over worries by some lawmakers and pet owners that the earlier language was too sweeping and banned too many sorts of animals. The earlier version would have banned baboons, kangaroos, wolverines, hyenas, elephants, hippos, alligators, crocodiles, rattlesnakes, cobras and pythons.
wtf?

I'm all for banning exotic animals, you get these lets-be-one-with-earth artards who think that if they just emanate love from the heart chakra the pet tiger they bought won't eat them sooner then walk to the other room for its bowl. On top of that, why in the fark do you need any of those animals? Dogs make great pets, cats not so much, I'm partial to ferrets, fish, birds, hedgehogs, hell, get yourself a sugar glider. I had a friend with a 160lb Irish wolfhound that's taller than I am on its back feet if big animals are your thing, but why in the fark a kangaroo? Aside from the fact they taste like lean beef, why why why? It's just the owner wanting to feel like a unique snowflake for owning something that no one else does.

/And I hate snakes, one raped my mother once.
 
2009-06-04 10:53:28 AM
Still completely legal to keep a cougar, though.

www.walrusmagazine.com
 
2009-06-04 10:55:13 AM
Next thing you know, they're going to outlaw owning black people.

/what?
 
2009-06-04 10:58:29 AM
hogans: Good luck taming a wolverine, subby.

Hell, that is easy.
 
2009-06-04 11:19:36 AM
drsmith: Pit Bulls can be just as dangerous and have been known to attach at random but yet these animals are still legal to own??

Awesome troll!!!
 
2009-06-04 11:33:18 AM
Wait. It was legal to own a gorilla in CT up until this passed?
 
2009-06-04 11:34:13 AM
gulogulo: a

Ferrets and babies don't mix. Just remember that. They are opportunistic, and there's scores of horrible disfigurations caused by ferrets deciding that a helpless baby in a crib has a face that makes a tasty snack.


Trolling?

Any pet should be carefully monitored with a baby, but the only thing opportunistic about a ferret is what cereal or toy they can steal. They are about the least vicious creatures I've ever met. I can see them being harmful to a baby just in play, but that's true of any pet.
 
2009-06-04 11:36:36 AM
Just because a spotted hyena is a dangerous apex predator, there isn't any unusual danger from a pet aardwolf, a hyena that is designed to feed on termites.

They stink, but that's the owner's problem
 
2009-06-04 11:39:21 AM
jdemartino: Still completely legal to keep a cougar, though.

Who IS that?
 
2009-06-04 11:42:02 AM
Now CT primates need a Moses figure to lead them out of bondage to the land of bananas and poo-flinging.

7.media.tumblr.com

What CT primates may look like.

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What CT legislators on a bender may look like.
 
2009-06-04 01:05:02 PM
Really, was the movie that bad??? Haven't seen it, but thought about going to the drive-in...
 
2009-06-04 01:37:18 PM
asmodeusazarak: gulogulo: a

Ferrets and babies don't mix. Just remember that. They are opportunistic, and there's scores of horrible disfigurations caused by ferrets deciding that a helpless baby in a crib has a face that makes a tasty snack.

Trolling?

Any pet should be carefully monitored with a baby, but the only thing opportunistic about a ferret is what cereal or toy they can steal. They are about the least vicious creatures I've ever met. I can see them being harmful to a baby just in play, but that's true of any pet.


Knowing mustelids is my business,literally, and it's not a troll. Just because your furry babies haven't done anything you've witnessed doesn't mean that their basic nature isn't still in tact.

Wild "ferrets" easily take down animals much larger than they are, and unlike most pets, they do not see a baby as a "threat" but as an actual potential meal. Ears, noses chewd off while the infants were asleep in the crib. Not attacked; eaten. I wouldn't say it happens often, and likely a bite from a dog is more dangerous, but people do tend to watch the dogs more than they pay attention to the smaller animals. It is something to be aware of. Generally, it isn't from some playing ferret, but one who got out of an improperly constructed enclosure and made its way to the baby unnoticed by the owners.

I just wouldn't keep a ferret if I had small children. Kids come before pets, and knowing mustelids like I do, I'd not trust them.
 
2009-06-04 01:51:19 PM
What about a badger? (new window)
 
2009-06-04 02:09:43 PM
bottsicus,
What about a badger? (new window)


You beat me to the punch. If we are going for dangerous animal, why not a pet honey badger. That accident would get news coverage.
 
2009-06-04 02:50:56 PM
gulogulo:

Knowing mustelids is my business,literally, and it's not a troll. Just because your furry babies haven't done anything you've witnessed doesn't mean that their basic nature isn't still in tact.

Wild "ferrets" easily take down animals much larger than they are, and unlike most pets, they do not see a baby as a "threat" but as an actual potential meal. Ears, noses chewd off while the infants were asleep in the crib. Not attacked; eaten. I wouldn't say it happens often, and likely a bite from a dog is more dangerous, but people do tend to watch the dogs more than they pay attention to the smaller animals. It is something to be aware of. Generally, it isn't from some playing ferret, but one who got out of an improperly constructed enclosure and made its way to the baby unnoticed by the owners.

I just wouldn't keep a ferret if I had small children. Kids come before pets, and knowing mustelids like I do, I'd not trust them.


I'm sorry to hear that knowing mustelids is your business and you view them that way. Ferrets get a lot of negative PR which really is a shame. One thing we do agree on is that people tend to pay less attention where small pets are concerned, less attention choosing one, less attention training one, and less attention to what they do. So I'm sure there are cases of domestic ferrets out there that back up what you're saying for those reasons.

On the other hand you're talking about a species that has been domesticated for over a thousand years by most people's reckoning, so comparing them to wild mustelids makes sense, but only in the same vein as comparing a dog to a wolf, or a domestic feline to a bobcat. The instincts are there underneath, but trying to teach a ferret to hunt a mouse for example is much harder than trying to teach a cat. In fact I've watched a ferret overjoyed to meet a rat for the first time, groom it gently and lovingly.

I've owned ferrets for years, all selected with care and raised well, but they are the only animal I've ever know that you can introduce to new animals or people so easily without hostility arising. Territorial or predatory instincts are rarely an issue. I certainly can't say the same of cats or even dogs, though I think both of those also make great pets.

Still, the idea that you cannot have a ferret in the same house as a baby is assuming some kind of poor pet ownership and poor parenting, unless you would say the same of dogs and cats in which case it's a general sentiment about animals.

I don't know how you work with mustelids, but please if you have experience with wild or hybrid ferret/polecats, or even situations of neglectful owners, please be careful of spreading that as a general assessment of the nature of the domestic ferrets. Those of us who enjoy their company already have enough prejudice and unnecessary legislation to deal with. All animals require responsible ownership, but with that ferrets can be amazing and gentle creatures in a way that you seem to not be familiar with.
 
2009-06-04 03:31:07 PM
Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom: You gotta admit that these are adorable.



/Adorable heartless killing machines, but still so fuzzy and snuggly! Don't you just want to tug on his fuzzy widdle tail, and scratch his fuzzy widdle ears...


they smell good too!
 
2009-06-04 03:38:56 PM
asmodeusazarak: I don't know how you work with mustelids, but please if you have experience with wild or hybrid ferret/polecats, or even situations of neglectful owners, please be careful of spreading that as a general assessment of the nature of the domestic ferrets. Those of us who enjoy their company already have enough prejudice and unnecessary legislation to deal with. All animals require responsible ownership, but with that ferrets can be amazing and gentle creatures in a way that you seem to not be familiar with.


I'm sure they have been amazing and gentle creatures to you. That doesn't mean that the attacks that have happened aren't something worthy of concern. I'm not saying don't love your pet, I'm saying be realistic about it.

I would say I actually have more respect for the animal than you do, as I can appreciate them, and do care for them exactly as they are, and try not to glorify them to be something that they are not.
 
2009-06-04 04:20:40 PM
gulogulo:

I would say I actually have more respect for the animal than you do, as I can appreciate them, and do care for them exactly as they are, and try not to glorify them to be something that they are not.


You should see how much of a jerk I am to corn for expecting it to be all full of big kernels and stuff due to years of selective breeding instead of letting it be what nature intended, and don't even let anyone get started about how I have these domesticated strawberries that I pamper in my garden while I run over the wild ones with my mower. I'm figuring there will be an uprising any day now.
 
2009-06-04 06:36:33 PM
FTA: and says it is permissible for people to own a primate weighing less than 35 pounds at maturity that they obtained before Oct. 1, 2003

I assume that over 35lbs. cannot be kept. Does anybody know if CT will be abiding by the Constitution and compensating those that already have these and must get rid of them?

FTC: No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
 
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