Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

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It is no longer illegal to own a pet hedgehog in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to the three-year-long lobbying effort of an 11-year-old boy.

Judson King, now in the sixth grade, really, really wanted a pet hedgehog. Unfortunately, the laws in his home city of Lawrence, KS prohibited him from owning one - something that his mother hoped would quash the dream in its tracks. Her hopes were fruitless: rather than give up his quest for a hedgehog of his very own, King began researching hedgehogs and the law in question, and presented his case to city commissioners last January.

In the end, King fought the law, and the law didn't win - and King now has his very own, two-and-a-half-month-old baby hedgehog that he has named Little Luke.

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

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CantFaketheFunk:

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

Good luck(!)

I've always wanted to have a pet hedgehog. That would be awesome.

An acquaintance of mine recently bought a hedgehog from a breeder in NH. Apparently, they have hardcore breeders for hedgehogs, and she was provided with a lineage chart and was made to sign a contract in exchange for the hedgehog, which apparently stipulated, among pricing and prohibiting abusive care, that she absolutely could not name her hedgehog Sonic. Just thought I'd share that gem.

HobbesMkii:
An acquaintance of mine recently bought a hedgehog from a breeder in NH. Apparently, they have hardcore breeders for hedgehogs, and she was provided with a lineage chart and was made to sign a contract in exchange for the hedgehog, which apparently stipulated, among pricing and prohibiting abusive care, that she absolutely could not name her hedgehog Sonic. Just thought I'd share that gem.

Haha... That's really funny. I'd do that too, on second thought, if I was selling a hedgehog.

That thing is pretty cute. I want one now.

First and foremost, that hedgehog is adorable. And second, the fact that an 11-year-old had the tenacity to pull this off is inspiring. Not that I'm going to actually do anything, but it is inspiring.

I hope the mother is proud of her son for following through on this, instead of being upset that he got a pet. I'm sure she is...moms are great.

I want one!

I don't think I can get one where I live though... wheres an eleven year old boy when you need one?!

Wait... that came out wrong... >.>

Judson, youre a true PUNK GUY...

11 years and really fighting the law. CONGRATULATIONS for your work.

About SEGA, will be a last herculean task, but everything is possible.

defeating the law - GJ
defeating SEGA - GG

I had a pet Hedgehog for a few months. It belonged to a guy who was going away to college and couldn't take it with him. It was sort of old when we got it so it didn't live too long. He was a really awesome pet.

That was an awesome read. Totally awesome. It's nice to see what motivation could do.

i think i'd end up putting it in blue paint.........................

Awwwh!! Imagine the fun at parties... Put cheese and pineapple on his wittle spikes and have him walk about the table...

CantFaketheFunk:
Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

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It is no longer illegal to own a pet hedgehog in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to the three-year-long lobbying effort of an 11-year-old boy.

Judson King, now in the sixth grade, really, really wanted a pet hedgehog. Unfortunately, the laws in his home city of Lawrence, KS prohibited him from owning one - something that his mother hoped would quash the dream in its tracks. Her hopes were fruitless: rather than give up his quest for a hedgehog of his very own, King began researching hedgehogs and the law in question, and presented his case to city commissioners last January.

In the end, King fought the law, and the law didn't win - and King now has his very own, two-and-a-half-month-old baby hedgehog that he has named Little Luke.

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

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If thats his real goal the kids made of win.

well if I had to sign a clause to not name the hedgehog sonic, I would call him super sonic or I would call him shadow.

TsunamiWombat:

CantFaketheFunk:
Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

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It is no longer illegal to own a pet hedgehog in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to the three-year-long lobbying effort of an 11-year-old boy.

Judson King, now in the sixth grade, really, really wanted a pet hedgehog. Unfortunately, the laws in his home city of Lawrence, KS prohibited him from owning one - something that his mother hoped would quash the dream in its tracks. Her hopes were fruitless: rather than give up his quest for a hedgehog of his very own, King began researching hedgehogs and the law in question, and presented his case to city commissioners last January.

In the end, King fought the law, and the law didn't win - and King now has his very own, two-and-a-half-month-old baby hedgehog that he has named Little Luke.

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

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If thats his real goal the kids made of win.

Agreed.

That kid is awesome.
But hey there was a man in Australia that made having pet crocodiles legal. So yeah, hard to compare...

What exactly was it about hedgehogs that made it illegal to own one in that state? Is there some kind of hilarious history behind that or is it just pure, straight state retardation?

Danzorz:

TsunamiWombat:

CantFaketheFunk:
Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

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It is no longer illegal to own a pet hedgehog in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to the three-year-long lobbying effort of an 11-year-old boy.

Judson King, now in the sixth grade, really, really wanted a pet hedgehog. Unfortunately, the laws in his home city of Lawrence, KS prohibited him from owning one - something that his mother hoped would quash the dream in its tracks. Her hopes were fruitless: rather than give up his quest for a hedgehog of his very own, King began researching hedgehogs and the law in question, and presented his case to city commissioners last January.

In the end, King fought the law, and the law didn't win - and King now has his very own, two-and-a-half-month-old baby hedgehog that he has named Little Luke.

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

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If thats his real goal the kids made of win.

Agreed.

That kid is awesome.
But hey there was a man in Australia that made having pet crocodiles legal. So yeah, hard to compare...

But there is no pet monkey. >> *makes it legal for people to have a pet monkey*

notoriouslynx:

But there is no pet monkey. >> *makes it legal for people to have a pet monkey*

There's a reason for that, trust me. The last thing we want is a bunch of smacktards dressing up baby chimps.

TsunamiWombat:

CantFaketheFunk:
Welcome, Sonic! Pet Hedgehogs No Longer Illegal in Lawrence, KS

image

It is no longer illegal to own a pet hedgehog in Lawrence, Kansas, thanks to the three-year-long lobbying effort of an 11-year-old boy.

Judson King, now in the sixth grade, really, really wanted a pet hedgehog. Unfortunately, the laws in his home city of Lawrence, KS prohibited him from owning one - something that his mother hoped would quash the dream in its tracks. Her hopes were fruitless: rather than give up his quest for a hedgehog of his very own, King began researching hedgehogs and the law in question, and presented his case to city commissioners last January.

In the end, King fought the law, and the law didn't win - and King now has his very own, two-and-a-half-month-old baby hedgehog that he has named Little Luke.

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

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If thats his real goal the kids made of win.

You felt the need to quote the OPs article just to say that? You don't need to quote the original post just to respond to it.

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sirdanrhodes:

CantFaketheFunk:

Judson King's next goal: to persuade Sega into making a Sonic the Hedgehog game that doesn't suck.

Good luck(!)

seconded

i think his mom should be proud of him

 

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