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In Ohio, a ban on ownership of exotic animals such as tigers, primates, and large snakes has expired. This means that rare animal collectors are once again allowed to procure wild, exotic animals.

The ban was necessary. In late 2010, a man was mauled to death while attempting to feed one of his black bears. The tragic event underscores the need for stricter animal regulations.

Most people who purchase exotic animals for private use are not properly trained to handle the animals, and therefore put themselves, the people around them, and the animals in grave danger. Wild animals are unpredictable and should only be allowed to interact with highly-trained individuals.

Sign the petition telling Ohio lawmakers to reinstate the exotic animal ban and to crack down on individuals who are not properly trained to own them.

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Dear Ohio legislators:

I am writing to ask that you reinstate the ban on private ownership of exotic animals. It's simply unsafe for untrained individuals to own and handle wild animals like tigers or bears.

In August 2010 a young man was mauled to death by a bear he was attempting to feed. The man and the bear were very well-acquainted as the man handled the bear daily. No matter how familiar a person is with a wild animal such as a bear, the possibility remains that the animal can turn at any second. That was unfortunately what happened to the young man.

Attacks like the one in August 2010 are 100% preventable. All that needs to happen is the passing of legislation that doesn't allow private citizens to obtain exotic animals without proper training and permits.

Please advocate for safety and implement a ban on private ownership of exotic animals.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 4, 2015 Mandy Korall
Jul 3, 2015 Marie Field-Carpenter
Jul 3, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Virginia Allgaier
Jun 28, 2015 Kimberly Willis
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 Camryn Lee These animals belong in the wild, not in tiny cages that make them go insane. Why do you let innocent animals be treated like prisoners, it is archaic and inhumane. STOP IT!
Jun 27, 2015 Nectaria Peters
Jun 27, 2015 Tedd Moore
Jun 27, 2015 marcia sliwinski
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 25, 2015 Catherine Chambers
Jun 25, 2015 Debbie Lackey
Jun 25, 2015 Sam Dimes
Jun 25, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 25, 2015 harvey stein
Jun 25, 2015 Rebecca Skalsky
Jun 25, 2015 Monika Pettersen
Jun 24, 2015 Jamie Pazsak
Jun 24, 2015 Jenny Chase Beautiful...
Jun 24, 2015 Lori Anderson
Jun 24, 2015 Lynne Martin White
Jun 24, 2015 Ann allen
Jun 24, 2015 Alden D. Bodwell
Jun 24, 2015 Dieter Reger
Jun 24, 2015 Natan Kirat
Jun 23, 2015 Celina Silva
Jun 23, 2015 Donna Tobar
Jun 22, 2015 Tracy Light
Jun 22, 2015 karen lamp
Jun 21, 2015 Judith Olivier
Jun 20, 2015 Marilyn Wellman
Jun 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 20, 2015 Maureen Smit
Jun 20, 2015 Deborah Croft
Jun 20, 2015 donna bonazza
Jun 20, 2015 Marissa Abramovic
Jun 19, 2015 Denise Veitch
Jun 19, 2015 Renee Seyssel Exotic creatures should remain just that - exotic. Claiming 'ownership' of any exotic creature, however thrilling it may be endangers both your life and theirs.
Jun 19, 2015 Marita Baquiran Yasuda
Jun 19, 2015 susan maddox
Jun 19, 2015 Nancy Paskowitz
Jun 19, 2015 Carolyn Saunders
Jun 19, 2015 margaret frest
Jun 19, 2015 Achim Oppinger

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