Ferrets are playful and friendly creatures, and wonderful pets. They were created by man and have served in all sorts of practical ways, including cleaning chimneys and wiring aircraft. Their childlike curiosity and naiveté make them particularly entertaining but also unlikely survivors in the wild.
California is one of only two U.S. states, along with Hawaii, that still ban ferrets. This prohibition was based on scientifically unfounded fears that ferrets would endanger farm livestock and wildlife. Any ferret found within the state is subject to deportation or death.
Today, despite the ban, California has more pet ferrets than any other state in the nation. Yet, unlike the numerous attacks by cats and dogs each year, no cases of farm animals or wildlife attacked by a ferret have ever been recorded.
There are several initiatives under way to repeal this irrational and unjust prohibition.
The artistic composition is based on the famous Bear Flag, the official flag of the “California Republic”.