Well New York’s Department of Health has said ferrets should be made legal again in New York.
They were banished during the tenure of Mayors Guiliani and Bloomberg despite there being 800,000 ferrets kept perfectly satisfactorially as pets in the nation.
And there are a lot of New Yorkers who who want to be able to keep ferrets, some of whom undoubtedly have been keeping illegal ferrets.
A poll has shown that men approve of bringing them back and women don’t. It’s hard to know why there is a difference like that.
There was a time when ferrets were almost exclusively seen as rat or rabbit catchers that could go down burrows. But these days they are only domestic pets, the days of the rat catcher with his ferret having been put out of business by more advanced methods of extermination.
They’re an intelligent and cuddly pet and as 800,00 ferret owners in the U.S. can testify, they are very enjoyable company.