SK: canada

Brad Kessler skunk at yorkinternet.net
Wed Dec 19 14:57:51 PST 2001


I use the ministry of natural resources in eacharea, Last I checked I could
ship to B.C. but the import/export fees were a little outragous.  That was
last year though, laws could have changed.

As for a generic tell all number, I wish it was that easy both for canada
and the states.

Brad Kessler


-----Original Message-----
From: skunks-admin at rdwarf.com [mailto:skunks-admin at rdwarf.com]On Behalf
Of Royer, Cheryl
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 8:47 AM
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: RE: SK: canada



Brad,Do you have an address where people can check the legality of
skunks in Canada?  It seems in general they are illegal in Canada but
there could be some providences that are still legal.
 I have a friend there that wants one and I would like to help them get
one but want to be sure they contact the right people to get the correct
info.  Thanks!

I agree that most authorities do NOT want to destroy any animal unless
its a life threatening situation.

cheryl r

-----Original Message-----
From: chuck&darlene [mailto:cpdpmp at adelphia.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:13 PM
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Subject: Re: SK: canada


Brad ,very well said.Chuck
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Kessler" <skunk at yorkinternet.net>
To: <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 2:48 PM
Subject: RE: SK: canada


> Skunks are (or at least were) legal in certain providences and/or
> territories the last time that I checked.
>
> As far as the Canada rescue.  The ministry of natural resources
repeatedly
> gave notice to the breeders that the laws were in the process of
changing.
> The breeders (as far as I know) did not respond (thinking that they
were
> grandfathered) until the law was already approved and in effect.
>
> The ministry gave the breeders extensions on the deadlines to have all
of
> the animals removed from Canada.  If they wanted only to kill the
skunks,
> there would have been NO extension.
>
> OOPS (www.skunk-info.org) stepped in and worked with the Canadian and
US
> officials to have the skunks relocated to the US.  Yes, there was a
ton of
> paperwork that had to be done, but once again if they only wanted to
kill
> the skunks they could have told me to drop dead.
>
> The day that we picked up the canadian skunks, the ministry officials
helped
> us transfer (actually lifting and carrying) the skunks (descented and
> non-descented) to the transport vehicle, categorize, and organize the
> skunks.  This is far more than our local game commission officer will
ever
> do. Ours will not even touch a skunk.
>
> There were a few skunks that were in shall we say "not perfect"
condition.
> While talking with the ministry officer that was overseeing the
removal, I
> told him that these skunks would probably not survive the trip to
their
new
> home.  He asked me to do all that I could to stabalize the skunks and
give
> them the chance to make the trip.  Otherwise he would have to
euthanize
them
> before he left the premises.  Which he didn't want to do, but would
have
to
> do, because it was his job.
>
> I'm sure everyone of you have had a job where you have had to do
something
> you really didn't want to do.  It is no different with some of the
> individuals in the animal law enforcement fields.
>
> Once again, if all they really wanted to do is kill the skunks, the
skunks
> would be dead.
>
> Brad Kessler
> www.skunk-info.org
>
>
>
>
> Very true Cheryl, skunks are not wanted in Canada or British Columbia.
> There were numerous special permits required from not only the
Canadian
> govt but the US govt. in order to accomplish the Canadian rescue.  The
> Canadian officals wanted only to get them out of the country or they
> would gladly step in and put them all, including the babies, some
being
> just a week or more old, down.
>
> Ginny Laut, Founder/President ADSA Inc.
>  ADSA, the nationwide rescue team.!!!!
>
> Support ASRR   www.aspenskunk.org
>
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