Newly uncovered bobcat and coyote farms in New York

The following addresses were obtained from public records, indicating dozens of farms (or other type of operations) that imprison bobcats and coyotes in New York. It is unclear which if any of these farms raises these animals for fur.


Coalition Against Fur Farms has obtained hundreds of similar addresses from numerous states, each of which may be fur farms, which will be posted in the coming weeks. We will offer the same disclaimer each time:

  • These addresses are uninvestigated.
  • They house animals commonly used for fur, however an investigation is needed to determine the exact purpose of these operations.
  • There are numerous other reasons furbearing animals can be held captive, including being bred for pets, roadside zoos, urine-collection operations for trapping lures, or penning operations to train hunting dogs.
  • Some of these may be facilities which are helping animals. For example, wildlife rehabilitators and sanctuaries can often be required to have the same licenses as fur farms.

Please do your research, and share anything learned with Coalition Against Fur Farms.

The following are list with the state of New York as holding “captive game permits”.  The list did not provide addresses.

Ludgar Zakshevky
William McElravy
Sherie Beaumont
Clair Hesselton
Sally Reaves
Daniel Stevens
Joseph Pierri
Lawrence C Wallach
Jeffrey S Taylor
Wesley D Laraway
Wendy B Hall

Wendy B Hall
William Pryor
Doris Laninon
Jeffrey Kidder
Nicole M Chillemi
Thomas J Daniels
Patricia Arnold