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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

Dec 21, 2014 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo Help!!!
Dec 21, 2014 maria kljuce
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 shannon sharp
Dec 19, 2014 bee phillips
Dec 19, 2014 Alice Neuman
Dec 19, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Valerie Stains
Dec 18, 2014 christie keiser
Dec 18, 2014 Kelly Brewer
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Gina Arens
Dec 17, 2014 Hilda Foley
Dec 17, 2014 claudia gonzalez
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 elizabeth madanelo
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Patty Mason
Dec 17, 2014 patricia bekas
Dec 17, 2014 Diane Beeny
Dec 17, 2014 Christopher Harrison
Dec 16, 2014 Theresa Leon-Espinoza
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Deanna Gentle
Dec 15, 2014 Beverly Payton
Dec 14, 2014 Melissa Urbina
Dec 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 Melissa Frost
Dec 13, 2014 Rajashri Patil
Dec 13, 2014 Ingela Andersson
Dec 13, 2014 Lisa Millenbah
Dec 13, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 Peggy Ranson Humans just can't leave the beautiful creatures alone can they. To many selfish humans.
Dec 11, 2014 Nicoletta Spedalieri
Dec 11, 2014 Darlene Khan
Dec 10, 2014 paula richards
Dec 10, 2014 Dora De Roeck
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2014 Elisabetta Argenta
Dec 10, 2014 Jausen Hyldahl People who are mauled or killed deserve it. They know the risks of keeping wild animals. People who keep wild animals are only doing it to show off what they have.
Dec 10, 2014 Anthony DiCostanzo
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2014 Bonita Galvez
Dec 10, 2014 Kellie Brende ALL animals are precious, We MUST Save them not Kill them.
Dec 10, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 9, 2014 cathy anderson
Dec 9, 2014 Irena Durakic-Edwards

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