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No home for Sonic: PA bans ‘injurious’ pets

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: In Pennsylvania, one can legally have a variety of exotic pets – just as long as they aren’t a hedgehog or a sugar glider. Despite permits to own a bear or a mountain lion, there is absolutely no exception to the Game Commission’s ban on these smaller, outlawed mammals. They fall into... Read More

Commission plans to allow otter trapping

By Emily Bastaroli, Point Park News Service: Mostly native to Northern Pennsylvania, the river otter was almost extirpated in many regions of the state by the mid-1900s. However, restoration efforts allowed for successful population recovery in 1982. Now the Pennsylvania Game Commission is drafting an Otter Management Plan and accepting public comments. “ the Otter Management Plan is... Read More