No Obamacare for animals
September 21, 2013 5:50 PM Subscribe
From September 1, it is illegal in Alabama to rescue raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats, oppossums and other animals.
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The Alabama state conservation department has announced that anyone finding baby animals orphaned after hit-and-run accidents, or injured due to any other cause, must leave them to die or kill them; they will not issue permits to allow them to be rehabilitated. Wildlife rescue centres must immediately euthanize any such animals that are brought to them. "It's survival of the fittest, it really is," explained Ray Metzler, assistant chief of wildlife for the agency.
Wildlife rehabilitation centres have responded angrily to the new rules.