SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting

antarestch at antarestch at
Sun Feb 1 13:46:52 PST 2009

Sounds to me like you need a hobby or a life. The majority of skunk owners are not interesting in fighting or flaming, which seems to be what you are about. Fighting and getting hot under the collar just because someone wants to disagree for fun is pointless and keeps skunks owners from their real goal of wanting to promote a positive picture of skunks and owners. Long ago we have decided to agree to disagree. 

The real goal here should be acceptance of differences and viewpoints and to stop wasting energy on mind games.

Your initials sound awfully familiar.......

-----Original Message-----
From: SB <sb at>
To: skunks at
Sent: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 2:56 pm
Subject: SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting

On Thu, 1/29/09, SkunkLady2 at <SkunkLady2 at> 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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