Health code prohibits monkeys as pets, regardless of whether they are dangerous

March 2, 2016

  • 28 Animals
  • 28k3.5 Regulation in General
  • 28k3.5(4) Particular Regulations

03-02-16.jpgWhether a homeowner’s monkey was vicious or dangerous was irrelevant to the issue of whether it was unlawful for the homeowner to possess the monkey, in light of a city health code prohibiting the possession of a monkey as a household pet.

Flikshtein v. City of New York, 710 N.Y.S.2d 112 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., 2000)