Question: Is It Legal To Own A Hedgehog In New York?
Written by ITL Attorney, Posted in Statutory Law
It depends where in New York you live. While hedgehogs are legal to own in the State of New York, they are not legal to own if you live within New York City (inclusive of the five burroughs). Other states have banned ownership of hedgehogs as some wildlife agencies are concerned that a larger hedgehog population could pose a risk to local wildlife. The only resource tracking hedgehog ownership laws can be seen here: http://www.hedgehogcentral.com/illegal.shtml