|Council Member Kathryn E. Freed, a long time animal advocate, introduced a bill to legalize ferrets in New York City (Intro 627-A). The City Council passed the bill but it was vetoed by Giuliani.|
Legalization Efforts -Council Member Kathyrn Freed's Bill to Legalize Ferrets (Intro 627-A): Council Member Kathryn E. Freed, a long time animal advocate on the City Council, introduced a bill (a bill is law in progress) to legalize ferrets in NYC. The City Council passed the bill but it was vetoed by Mayor Giuliani. In the end the City Council was about 4 votes short of being able to overturn the Mayor's veto. Pro-ferret Council Members included Herbert E. Berman, Adolfo Carrion Jr., Stephen DiBrienza, June M. Eisland, Ronnie M. Eldridge, Stephen J. Fiala, Kenneth K. Fisher, Kathryn E. Freed, Julia Harrison, Sheldon S. Leffler, Guillermo Linares, Margarita Lopez, Helen M. Marshall, Stanley E. Michels, A. Gifford Miller, Eva S. Moskowitz, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Bill Perkins, Morton Povman, Madeline Provenzano, Christine Quinn, Philip Reed, Joel Rivera, Victor L. Robles, John D. Sabini, and Peter F. Vallone.
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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