Slip up momma ...help??

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If you do a google search, there are numerous places where you can find it, but the relevant part of the statute reads like this:

(b) Regulating certain actions concerning fowl or rabbits.--No person shall sell, offer for sale, barter or give away baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under one month of age or rabbits under two months of age as pets, toys, premiums or novelties
I wasn’t
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

The point of this (and similar) legislation is to protect young animals and prospective pet buyers from the harmful consequences of ignorance, not interfere with people who know what they are doing and are going about their business in a conscientious way (oh, dear. I just heard David Rasche as Sledge Hammer saying, "trust me, I know what I'm doing"):gig These laws get fine-tuned when someone who does know what they are doing brings to light an unintended consequence when someone paints with too broad a brush - something the do-gooders who pushed for the law may never have considered.
wait a second here...back up...it went from...I put an ad up saying these babies would be ready by January 30th.......why am I now getting read rules and laws? I’m not in this to make money. It’s not like a bunny peddler. i Told the woman the whole situation when she called, and I felt put on the spot. I’m not good in those situations. Please don’t start making me not wanting me to come onto this forum out of fear that I’ll be scolded. I did not sell, and would not sell a bunny that was not ready...no matter what the law said.
I had legitimate questions about my new kits that were born yesterday...I threw in the tid bit about the others being called about.
please don’t refer to me as ignorant...please ...just be helpful and kindhearted...I would never hurt my animals...other than Spike
 

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It goes on to say:
This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the sale or display of baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits in proper facilities by persons engaged in the business of selling them for purposes of commercial breeding and raising.

(c) Exception.--

(1) This section shall not apply to a domestic animal given away or sold in connection with an agricultural, educational or vocational program sponsored or sanctioned by the Department of Agriculture.


So, if they are being raised for commercial purposes (i.e, slaughter or egg production), or you are in some other way overseen by the Dept. of Ag, this doesn't apply.

These rules were put in place to specifically cover "pet" animals, not those commercially raised, because there are already other rules/ruling bodies in place to keep an eye on them. Specific to rabbits - an 8-week-old rabbit has lost a lot of the "squeee" factor, looking more like a young rabbit than a cute, cuddly baby bunny toy. In a way, that helps make it less likely to be an impulse buy. But more to the point, 4-week-old bunnies may no longer be nursing, but they are still easily stressed. 8-week-old rabbits tolerate being moved to new homes better, so the hope is that fewer rabbits will die of the stress of rehoming.
Clearer?
So, fine...I’ll change my add to 8 weeks.. but..I’d appreciate it if you’d really stop the negativity..it’s stressing me, not just the bunnies
 

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Butting in-and confessing I haven't researched this regulation- but you can't sell (or subsequently buy) day old chicks? Confusing!
love i don't think she was referring to you, it's the crazy people that have no respect for animals i believe she revered to there are way to many of them out there.
ok....I hope so....I just...it didn’t seem sooo...
 

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xerocles was referring to the law itself apparent some state law makers have issues its a reason i love Texas however some people who live here are just as crazy a California (no offence to you sane ones).
 

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So, fine...I’ll change my add to 8 weeks.. but..I’d appreciate it if you’d really stop the negativity..it’s stressing me, not just the bunnies
Ducks, dear dear ducks. I think maybe you over reacted just a bit? I don't think @Bunnylady intended any offense or insult in any way. At least I didn't read it as such. AND I CERTAINLY DIDN'T. It appeared she was just shedding light on the WHY people quote 8 weeks as the sale date for bunnies. It's based, like it or not, on the law.
We all love you here. You've been spending too much time on those "other" sites. Nobody HERE wants to lecture you or talk down to you.
 

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Ok, yes
In fact, you even ASKEDfor this information. She was just answering your questions.
, I do see that point, yes, I do, and I’m sorry, I, was upset by what I read in the posts. It read me, as if, I was being looked down on like I tried to break the law. I’ve just never been read any laws before. I’ve never, umm...skirted any before? And this was, ...upsetting to me. How about we just consider the subject closed?

i am very sorry if upset you, @Bunnylady , I honestly did not...would not..do that!! I suppose I was just flustered by the entire situation...I am not making excuses. I am simply trying to explain, so as you will better understand my reaction.

I hope we can put this behind us...and, just keep all the bunnies at the forefront! :weee :love

ps..both sets of mommas kits are doing great today...I was reaaalllly worried yesterday about this mess, but, perhaps all ten will be ok!!:fl
 

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Ducks, dear dear ducks. I think maybe you over reacted just a bit? I don't think @Bunnylady intended any offense or insult in any way. At least I didn't read it as such. AND I CERTAINLY DIDN'T. It appeared she was just shedding light on the WHY people quote 8 weeks as the sale date for bunnies. It's based, like it or not, on the law.
We all love you here. You've been spending too much time on those "other" sites. Nobody HERE wants to lecture you or talk down to you.
@Xerocles ....only YOU could make me laugh out loud when I hear myself referred to as “ducks”.....thanks for ALWAYS making me laugh...even when you don’t intend to...:lol:
 

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