Wildlife lovers are protesting a new Alabama rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Thursday it will no longer issue permits for the rehabilitation of raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, coyotes, feral pigs or bats. Anyone who finds an orphaned animal should leave it in the wild, the agency says, and humane organizations should euthanize any of the animals they receive.
Wildlife lovers are protesting a new Alabama rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Thursday it will no longer issue permits for the rehabilitation of raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, coyotes, feral pigs or bats. Anyone who finds an orphaned animal should leave it in the wild, the agency says, and humane organizations should euthanize any of the animals they receive.
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published Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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