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De Blasio wants to end ferret ban

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Bill de Blasio's administration may want to ban horses from Central Park, but wants to keep ferrets in the city.

The critters, illegal in New York City, would be legalized if the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has its way.

The agency says the musky, four-legged mammals pose no greater risk than other domesticated animals, reported the NY Times.

The household pet was banned in 1999 by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The city's board of health must approve a new ferret policy.

The de Blasio administration reportedly wants to lift the ban as long as there are certain requirements in place for spaying and vaccination.
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