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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

Sep 16, 2014 Pat A.
Sep 15, 2014 shana smith
Sep 14, 2014 Denise Payne
Sep 14, 2014 Elizabeth Burke
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Diana Helein
Sep 13, 2014 roberto suarez
Sep 13, 2014 Shannon Groseclose
Sep 13, 2014 Fiona Pereira
Sep 13, 2014 Bron Wicks
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Laura Hoover
Sep 12, 2014 Selena Withers
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Johan Claeson
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 m s ohio is SSSOOO stupid!!! a bunch of baffoons . This from the proliferaters of horrific puppy mills=another form of animal torture . OHIO is an EMBARRASSMENT to the ENTIRE USA
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Elin Defrin
Sep 12, 2014 Leticia Acevedo
Sep 12, 2014 Gail Blank
Sep 12, 2014 Amanda Grim
Sep 12, 2014 Sharon McCabe
Sep 11, 2014 Ritu Sekhon
Sep 10, 2014 Shari Baillargeon
Sep 10, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Sep 10, 2014 shana smith
Sep 10, 2014 melanie van groningen
Sep 10, 2014 Denese Burrell
Sep 10, 2014 naydu montealegre
Sep 9, 2014 Nicole Feran
Sep 9, 2014 Regina Rasmussen
Sep 8, 2014 Mary Brown
Sep 8, 2014 Jeanette Stone
Sep 8, 2014 Joshua Blackfoot
Sep 8, 2014 danny Windsor
Sep 8, 2014 Nancy Sorensen
Sep 7, 2014 Morgan Idso
Sep 7, 2014 CreeDance Austin
Sep 7, 2014 Anna Flathers
Sep 7, 2014 Shawn Rorke-Davis
Sep 6, 2014 Nabila Abdelkhalek Help the animals god created them to serve entertain or make us wonder how beautiful they are. Protect them
Sep 6, 2014 Lalonnie Getman
Sep 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2014 lourdes escobar

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