Queensland has the toughest laws relating to feral animals in Australia, despite the State having a deer on its Coat of Arms (maybe we should start a petition about that?). Ferret and rabbit fanciers migrating to the Sunshine State have been sadly disappointed that their hobby is strictly outlawed. The Queensland Ferret Welfare Society, not surprisingly, has very little to do. They can't spend their weekends ferreting, showing or fancying ferrets - all they can do is write letters about their plight.
One recently wrote to me about his inability to keep a ferret in Queensland. His email and my reply below illustrate a few of the issues at hand.