NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City health officials are considering a repeal of the city's ban on keeping ferrets as pets, officials said on Wednesday.
Keeping the small furry mammals in New York City has been prohibited for decades, but health officials would recommend lifting the ban if changes include such requirements as rabies vaccinations, according to a spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The move comes under the administration of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, a liberal who made the banning of carriage horses in Central Park an issue in his election campaign last year.
Don't forget to Freep this poll, which asks if ferrets should be banned because, as fierce and violent predators, they pose a danger to children. I mean, clearly:
(I miss my Tilly.)