An animated rendition of Mayor Giuliani's famous rant.
An animated rendition of Mayor Giuliani's famous rant.
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May 8 2007 11:41 PM

Rudy's Ferret Face-Off

An animated rendition of the mayor's famous rant.

In 1999, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani hosted a weekly call-in program. During one show, he responded to caller David Guthartz, a ferret-rights activist who was upset over city regulations making it illegal to keep ferrets as pets. The mayor's response was a mix of tough love, philosophy, and psychotherapy. Click the player below for an artistic rendering of the stirring exchange.

Rob Donnelly is also a regular contributor for the artists' collective Meathaus Comics. He lives in Brooklyn.

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