The Coastal Packet: Things we hadn't started to worry about

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.

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