Born free map: Where can you own wild animals.

Here's Where You Can Legally Own a Wolf

Moneybox
A blog about business and economics.
Oct. 3 2013 9:26 AM

Here's Where You Can Legally Own a Wolf

1380806620

Want to buy a wolf? You're out of luck in New York, Maryland, California and the other orange-colored states on this map that completely ban private ownership of wild exotic animals. The blue and green colored states allow some ownership of some exotic animals under certain circumstances. And the gray ones—from very conservative Alabama to politically moderate Wisconsin and Ohio—have basically no restrictions.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.