|How the Ferret Ban Started: The NYC Board of Health banned ferrets as pets in New York City's five boroughs on 6/29/99. Those in favor of LEGALIZING ferrets include the ASPCA, the Humane Society, and the NYC Veterinary Medical Association.|
How The Ferret
Ban Started: New York City Department of Health (DOH) Bans Ferrets!
On June 29th, 1999, the NYC Board of Health banned ferrets as pets in New York City's five boroughs under New York City Health Code Section 161.01. Ferrets are legal in the rest of New York State. Those in favor of LEGALIZING ferrets in NYC include the ASPCA, the Humane Society, vets from the Animal Medical Center, and New York City Council Member Kathryn Freed (aka. Kathryn E. Freed.)
Learn more about the NYC ferret ban and legalization efforts for NYC ferrets:
Current News: Get up to date information on the New York City Ferret ban and
current legalization efforts.
- Council Member Kathryn Freed's bill to re-legalize ferrets: Intro 627-A
- NYC Ferrets owners and the Humane Society file a Lawsuit against the Department of Health
- Help raise money for NYC ferret legalization efforts. Buy a "Do I LOOK like a criminal?!" T-shirt or other products.
- Learn More About Ferrets: Ferret Facts, Excerpts from articles on Domestication by Bob Church, and more.
- Learn More About Ferrets: Thinking about buying a ferret?
- Ban FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about the NYC ferret ban.
- NYC Department of Health bans ferrets!: How the ferret ban started.
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