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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


Aug 30, 2015 Tracy Keir
Aug 29, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński
Aug 29, 2015 Angela Galan
Aug 29, 2015 ayako makishita
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra Leave them alone and unharmed in their own natural habitat!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Debra Bean
Aug 28, 2015 Kerry Himmel
Aug 28, 2015 Melissa McCracken
Aug 28, 2015 Jessica Brinich
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 sandi nelson
Aug 28, 2015 delores richardson
Aug 28, 2015 Gillian Cockwill
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Susan Martin
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 rebekah salandra
Aug 27, 2015 murizio slanzi
Aug 26, 2015 Sarah Dyson
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 26, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 26, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Aug 26, 2015 Gail nolten
Aug 25, 2015 Naomi Martin
Aug 25, 2015 Rachel Van Dinter
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 maureen colon
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 21, 2015 Chandler Vandekerkhove
Aug 21, 2015 delores peddycoart
Aug 21, 2015 Reyna Button
Aug 20, 2015 Mary Mullen
Aug 19, 2015 June Larson
Aug 19, 2015 brenda rister
Aug 19, 2015 Danielle Ifarah
Aug 19, 2015 al sellers
Aug 19, 2015 Leanne Cracknell
Aug 19, 2015 Rebecca Fost I'll never purchase fur, feathers, or leather again. I will only ever adopt/rescue, I encourage my friends and family to do the same. I protest animal use/abuse.. and I will always be 100% vegan for the animals. Veganism is the only sustainable answer!
Aug 19, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 19, 2015 Catherine Lee
Aug 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2015 claudia aguilar
Aug 18, 2015 Annie Conway
Aug 17, 2015 Vera Camarinha
Aug 17, 2015 Deborah Summerville
Aug 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) Exotic animals have no place with the average person. They do not know how to properly care for them and captivity is not much of a life for these wild creatures.
Aug 15, 2015 Ari Harrison

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