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Arizona's restaurant ferret ban takes effect
upi ^ | Sept. 16, 2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PHOENIX, - A law officially forbidding ferrets from being brought into the Arizona restaurants has taken effect.

Friday, the 90th day since this year's legislative session was adjourned, marked the day 256 new laws took effect in the state, including the ferret ban, which stems from efforts to narrow the number of species considered "service animals," Capital Media Services reported Monday.

Laws previously allowed several types of animals to be claimed as "service animals" and brought into restaurants and other facilities by people with disabilities, but the new law restricts the designation to dogs and miniature horses.

Miniature horses were left on the list due to their ability to be trained, greater physical strength than dogs and their longevity.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: ferret

1 posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

As guests or food ?


2 posted on 09/17/2013 9:55:30 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

It says “AZ,” not “White House.”


3 posted on 09/17/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: JoeProBono

What's this? Cats cannot serve their human pets?

4 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JoeProBono

Gerbils are considered a “service animal” in San Francisco, and protected by law.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:19 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You’re thinkin’ weasels...


6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:22 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“It says “AZ,” not “White House.””

Damn. Was hopin’.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Guests. We are not close enough to Louisiana for ferrets to be considered a link in the food chain.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:58 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Hamsters too.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: JoeProBono

10 posted on 09/17/2013 10:01:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cyber Liberty

Well we know where the ferrets are in the WH. Right next to the gerbils.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 10:02:44 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
“Gerbils are considered a “service animal” in San Francisco, and protected by law.”

I miss the day when I could be certain that was a joke.

12 posted on 09/17/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

As if we have to legalize every damn thing in liberal lala land. Why does everyone have to follow their rules when they don’t even abide by them (rhetorical question)?


13 posted on 09/17/2013 10:05:07 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m thinking, “If it has four legs and isn’t a chair, Obastard will eat it.”


14 posted on 09/17/2013 10:05:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: JoeProBono
But what about my service monkey? I send it to the bar to get half a mug of beer ... what do you mean the bartender gave it a full mug? That little @(#$(@( has been drinking half on the way back.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 10:07:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

That’s good, now I can eat at one of the restaurants next time I’m connecting thru PHX.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: JoeProBono

When ferrets are outlawed only outlaws will have ferrets.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: JoeProBono

Whewww, What a relief. I was worried. WTF


18 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:06 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: JoeProBono
Laws previously allowed several types of animals to be claimed as "service animals" and brought into restaurants and other facilities by people with disabilities, but the new law restricts the designation to dogs and miniature horses.

How about tightening up the definition of service animals and what sort of disability allows for them?

19 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: JoeProBono
I thought it was about the menu, lol.
The mouse in my pocket keeps me sane.....
20 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:12 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: JoeProBono
McCain is going hard to find a place to eat out!

gooood afternoon NSA

21 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:58 AM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: JoeProBono

Frank Burns is not amused.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Flag_This

I consider this as an example of specieism, thus discriminatory, thus I am agin it.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: JoeProBono
The good people of AZ are just trying to get ahead of the deadly curse of ferret legging.
24 posted on 09/17/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Robwin
"I consider this as an example of specieism, thus discriminatory, thus I am agin it."

No ferrets, no peace!

25 posted on 09/17/2013 10:13:32 AM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: Cicero

26 posted on 09/17/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yes, yes I do. In honor of the FR Zot patrol, my eldest tomcat is name, Sporkweasel, or “Sporky”, for short.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 10:30:51 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: Cowboy Bob
Gerbils are considered a “service animal” in San Francisco, and protected by law.

There was a funny story back in the early eighties that shock jock DJ's around the country told that involved a gerbil, paper towel tube, a book of matches and a gas flame.

28 posted on 09/17/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: JoeProBono

They are banned from the ENTIRE STATE of Michigan.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 11:00:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JoeProBono

It’s about damn time. It’s getting so you can’t swing a dead cat in a Phoenix restaurant without hitting a ferret.


30 posted on 09/17/2013 11:36:08 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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31 posted on 09/17/2013 11:50:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

They allow horses in restaurants? Have they not ever seen a horse piss?


32 posted on 09/17/2013 11:59:49 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: JoeProBono

That’s racist! What about those people who can’t afford a miniature horse? Guess that means you can’t take in your rats, cockroaches and flies.


33 posted on 09/17/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Born to Conserve

34 posted on 09/17/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Cicero

Cats do not have human pets. Cats have staff.


35 posted on 09/17/2013 12:48:27 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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