Wednesday, February 1
Things we hadn't started to worry about
Maine Public Broadcasting - State lawmakers held a hearing on a bill that would allow Mainers to buy and own hedgehogs as pets without a permit on Tuesday. Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn sponsored the proposal. He says Maine is one of a handful of states that requires owners to obtain a special permit to own a hedgehog — the same permit required to own a tiger or an elephant. “I hope we can all agree that hedgehog ownership does not require the same level of bureaucracy as tiger ownership,” he says.