Banned Exotic Pets
I've always wanted a pet monkey. And now that I live in Maine, there's a chance that I might be able to have one.
According to www.bornfreeusa.org, in the state of Maine, "A person may possess a wild animal after obtaining a permit."
I'm sure chances are pretty slim that they would actually give me a permit to have a monkey as a pet. And I hear they're actually pretty vicious. So...that probably won't be happening anytime soon.
In New Hampshire, that law is a little clearer, specifically stating animals that you cannot have as pets:
"It is unlawful for persons to possess exotic animals, such as felines, bears, wolves, poisonous reptiles, and non-human primates, unless they are exhibitors. However, there are certain noncontrolled animals that may be privately possessed within the state without a license. Noncontrolled animals include, but are not limited to: sugar gliders, non-venomous reptiles, ferrets, etc."
So in case you were wondering, now you know.
Tomorrow on the HOM Morning Show, we'll be talking about this, and asking if you or someone you know has ever owned an exotic pet. Be sure to listen around 7:30, when we have a guest in the studio to talk about his pet rat!