|Ferret owners & the NY Humane Society filed a lawsuit against Mayor Giuliani and the Department of Health(DOH) stating that the DOH did not have the authority to ban ferrets in the City of New York. Unfortunately, the Judge stated that although he believed ferrets should be legal in New York City, the courts have very little authority to overturn any decision made by the DOH. Legally, the they cannot interfere with most of what they do. Consequently, the lawsuit against Mayor Giuliani and the Department of Health was dismissed.|
Legalization Efforts -Lawsuit: Ferret owners and the New York Humane Society filed a lawsuit against Mayor Giuliani and the NYC Department of Health (DOH) stating that the DOH did not have the authority to ban ferrets in the City of New York. Read legal documents pertaining to the lawsuit including Judge Braun's ruling and affidavits from Gary Kaskel, Dr. James K. Morrisey and Dr. Katherine Quesenberry from the Animal Medical Center (AMC) and Dr. Charles William Schaubhut.
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.
- Ferrets could be legal in NYC by the end of 2014! Read about The Ferret Club of New York City and Ariel Jasper's letter to Mayor de Blasio.
- 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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