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Orphaned Wildlife-Alabama
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Ala. Ending Rehab Of Baby Raccoons, Other Animals

Wildlife lovers are protesting a new state rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals in Alabama.
Credit Rainbow Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife

Wildlife lovers are protesting a new state rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says it will no longer issue permits letting groups or individuals rehabilitate raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, coyotes, feral pigs or bats.

The agency says anyone who finds an orphaned or sick animal should leave it in the wild, and humane organizations should euthanize any of the animals they receive.

But wildlife workers are appalled at the decision.

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