SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting

Deborah Cipriani daisyphew at oh.rr.com
Sun Feb 1 15:41:06 PST 2009


Good post Cheryl!!

Deb
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <antarestch at aol.com>
To: <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting


> 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.
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> The real goal here should be acceptance of differences and viewpoints and 
> to stop wasting energy on mind games.
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> Your initials sound awfully familiar.......
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: SB <sb at aroint.org>
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Sent: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 2:56 pm
> Subject: SK: I'll argue about anything including descenting
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> On Thu, 1/29/09, SkunkLady2 at aol.com <SkunkLady2 at aol.com> wrote:
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>>  Wild skunks?  BY ALL MEANS!!  Domestic skunks?  No way, they have
>>  changed far too much in 200 years of domestication.
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> 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?
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> In the UK it is now illegal to descent skunks. It's considered a form of
> mutilation.
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> Everyone has a point of view that they defend. And everyone seems quite
> intolerant of others if there is any degree of emotional involvement.
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> Someone wanting a pet skunk in a state that doesn't allow it seems
> better to me than someone selling the fur
> http://www.buckshotscamp.com/Fur-16-Skunk-Sales.htm
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