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.