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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 28, 2015 Allison Burgess
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Sharon Girouard
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 25, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jul 25, 2015 Christine Chacon
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 Val Searson
Jul 24, 2015 Toni King
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 Julie Golden Animals are unable to understand or claim their right to be alive, to be free from pain and suffering. Therefore, it is up to humans to recognize and protect those rights for them, just as we are morally obligated to protect infants and mentally ill.
Jul 23, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Thomas Hoden
Jul 19, 2015 Cheryl Gibson
Jul 18, 2015 Jerry Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Christine Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 julie veneklasen
Jul 17, 2015 Jay Stearns Clearly. . .
Jul 17, 2015 KATHY clark
Jul 17, 2015 Michelle Lind
Jul 17, 2015 Kristin Ciapusci
Jul 17, 2015 Florence Ticknor
Jul 17, 2015 Maree Gibson
Jul 16, 2015 JENEPHER VANG
Jul 15, 2015 Nancy Hoffman
Jul 15, 2015 Dewey Jackson
Jul 14, 2015 amy rasmussen
Jul 14, 2015 Celeste Bomar
Jul 14, 2015 Corinne Gaulon
Jul 14, 2015 SÍLVIA COSTA
Jul 14, 2015 Gail Courtney
Jul 14, 2015 Anusuya Sarma
Jul 13, 2015 Robert Soto
Jul 13, 2015 Beverly Terhune
Jul 13, 2015 Kimberley McKibbin
Jul 13, 2015 Madria Everson
Jul 13, 2015 maureen mccoy
Jul 13, 2015 Paulinha Russell
Jul 13, 2015 Jennifer Haverkamp
Jul 13, 2015 Jean Siford
Jul 13, 2015 James Kolber
Jul 9, 2015 Caryl Johnson
Jul 8, 2015 Thearith Chan
Jul 8, 2015 Benette Whitney
Jul 8, 2015 Татьяна Песня
Jul 7, 2015 Kelli Lysz
Jul 7, 2015 Joanne Ouellette

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