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State Releases Proposed Dangerous Animals List
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 06, 2014 @ 3:15PM
Created on July 03, 2014 @ 12:08PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the state's proposed list of dangerous animals.
The list developed by the Wild and Dangerous Animal Board includes chimpanzees, crocodiles and giraffes. All toads, salamanders and turtles are also banned along with sugar gliders, small mammals similar to flying squirrels. 
Ownership of animals on the list will be prohibited. But residents who already own creatures on the list can keep them if they get a state permit.
The list is contained in a proposed legislative rule filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State. Filing the rule for public comment is the next step in the long process before the list of banned animals becomes law, which requires approval by the state Legislature.
The public comment period runs through Aug. 1.
Department of Agriculture spokesman Butch Antolini tells the Charleston Daily Mail that state officials expect to receive many comments from the public.

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Jul 09, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Please feel free to check out and sign our petition to have this list amended.
Jul 08, 2014 at 6:11 AM
Just another Democrat killing freedoms and enjoying it at the expense of the citizens by CHARGING them for something that moves, breathes, walks across your yard, doesn't move or does move...THEY love taxes, fees, permits, etc...MONEY is their god! It's ALL about the $$$ and the power over YOU!

Vote the ignorant fools OUT in November! Bring sanity back. Send these children with small minds packing!!
Jul 08, 2014 at 6:03 AM
Oh the idiots forgot to name FLIES. Yeah, that is just as ridiculous as the clowns that keep making these STUPID lists.

Can we please vote for ADULTS in November? I'm getting tired of reading "The nations most ridiculous childish antics of leaders today" and being embarrassed at the dumbest people on the planet's welcoming mat that the liberal media puts down for them and actually gives them some sort of relevance .... or something! The left have lost any sense of common sense they ever had. Vote these embeciles out of office please. Then we can get back to 'common sense' ruling once again, rather than little children with small minds and twisted logic. Just ONE OF MANY things the LEFT in this country/state of WV are INTENT on destroying---one by one, your FREEDOM is dwindling under liberals in this nation. Soon this will be used for TAKING your property from you. These leftists are absolutely without any moral compass. Their compass? POWER AND CONTROL over YOU and me! Folks better vote in November. And they better vote ALL of these democrats OUT!
Jul 05, 2014 at 9:04 AM
This is by far the most ridiculous proposed list imaginable in a state where homesteading is a way of life. The banned list of animals includes conveniently cattle, deer, swine under their scientific names - as well as ALL rodents, rabbits, parakeets, many popular fish, etc. These animals are a FAR cry from dangerous. Our economic decline has already led WVians through tough enough times, they should not have to worry about generating yet another fiscal worry with this permit. Enough is Enough!
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