SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting
sb at aroint.org
Sun Feb 1 11:56:31 PST 2009
On Thu, 1/29/09, SkunkLady2 at aol.com <SkunkLady2 at aol.com> wrote:
> Wild skunks? BY ALL MEANS!! Domestic skunks? No way, they have
> changed far too much in 200 years of domestication.
I doubt that there is much change in skunks bred as pets from wild
skunks. The certainly look the same. Perhaps, temperament? And breeding
skunks results in a lack of genetic diversity. Clearly something that is
not good for skunks. Does that make breeding them wrong?
In the UK it is now illegal to descent skunks. It's considered a form of
Everyone has a point of view that they defend. And everyone seems quite
intolerant of others if there is any degree of emotional involvement.
Someone wanting a pet skunk in a state that doesn't allow it seems
better to me than someone selling the fur
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