Animals That Are Illegal To Own In NYC

Exotic PetsYou most likely could have guessed that it would be illegal (and downright difficult) to keep a dolphin, elephant or cheetah in your NYC apartment. Captive Feline Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004) Captive Non-Human Primate Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004) Captive Reptile Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004) Incidents Involving Miscellaneous Captive Held Exotic Animals , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004).

For a clickable map of all state laws and their texts, see For a color-coded map of state regulations, see For the text of all state laws regarding exotics, see The purpose of this section, rather than to especially discuss each and every state or regional law, is to give a handful of examples of the key types of regulations, and to examine these approaches to exotic pets.

In Summit County Board of Wellness v. Pearson , an Ohio court of appeals held that the administrative body’s determination of a public nuisance resulting from unsanitary confinement of exotic pets was not arbitrary and capricious, and was supported by a preponderance of reliable, probative and substantial evidence.” Summit County Board of Wellness v. Pearson , 809 N.E.2d 80 (Ohio Ct. App.

The county realized that by their very nature, inherently harmful exotic animals are wild and potentially unsafe, and, as such, do not adjust effectively to a captive atmosphere.” The county board of commissioners, as a result, banned all inherently harmful exotic animals” from the county, and gave present owners a year to get rid of their pets.

Usually, the City or County Council have determined that possession of certain exotic species poses a severe threat to the wellness, safety, and welfare of the residents of the neighborhood as a outcome of a current attack in the location, an escape, or by the virtue of the animals’ physical attributes and natural behavior and, as such, adopts an ordinance regulating or banning private possession.