WEASELED OUT

Ferrets to Stay Banned in NYC

Ferrets were shunned once again on Tuesday when the New York City Board of Health refused to lift a 16-year-old ban on the animals as household pets. Concerns over the animals’ “unique skeletal structure,” the way they “squeeze through very small crevices,” and past reports of ferret-induced injuries to infants resulted in defeat of the measure which would have allowed the animals as pets.