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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


May 6, 2015 Lindsey Dakin
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2015 Kat Harrison
May 6, 2015 Deborah Boryenace
May 6, 2015 Annemieke Morks
May 6, 2015 svetlana davidovic
May 6, 2015 ELAINE POPLINGHER
May 4, 2015 christina degang
May 3, 2015 tia larisse
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Alisa Daniels
May 1, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
May 1, 2015 Joanna Gorniak
Apr 30, 2015 Carlos Santana
Apr 30, 2015 sara elkins
Apr 30, 2015 Eilene Reizer
Apr 30, 2015 Michelle Reyna
Apr 30, 2015 Daniel Weinberger
Apr 30, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 30, 2015 Nancy Madigan
Apr 30, 2015 Elizabeth Wright
Apr 30, 2015 izzy presley
Apr 29, 2015 Kamila Pernická
Apr 29, 2015 andrea angel
Apr 28, 2015 claudia koler
Apr 28, 2015 Jackie O'Meara
Apr 27, 2015 melody brown
Apr 27, 2015 Annette Re
Apr 27, 2015 Barb Beronski
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 romina maja
Apr 27, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Apr 27, 2015 My Eriksson
Apr 27, 2015 valerie flet
Apr 27, 2015 carlos velasqui
Apr 27, 2015 Tom Mikolas
Apr 27, 2015 Laura Larkin
Apr 27, 2015 kay bertieri this must stop asap
Apr 27, 2015 natasa jovanovic
Apr 27, 2015 Nicole Vercouter
Apr 27, 2015 Maralyn James
Apr 27, 2015 DONNA PETTIT
Apr 27, 2015 Baaghera An
Apr 27, 2015 Sandra Douglass
Apr 27, 2015 Saira Tanna
Apr 27, 2015 Loredana Massa
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Andrea Kendall
Apr 26, 2015 lisa kenney
Apr 26, 2015 Karen Grant

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