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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 31, 2014 BRETT DOWIE
Aug 31, 2014 Suzanne McClain
Aug 31, 2014 Lindsay Mugglestone
Aug 31, 2014 Courtney Wall Ban this terrible act on animals
Aug 31, 2014 Brenda Flores
Aug 31, 2014 Lynda Severson
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Aug 30, 2014 Faustina Monaghan
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 luigi casati
Aug 29, 2014 Debbie Watmough
Aug 29, 2014 rhonda lawford
Aug 29, 2014 Aurora Arantes
Aug 29, 2014 Rena Fafalios
Aug 29, 2014 Brandon Pante
Aug 29, 2014 Jayme Yang
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Ajay Welinkar
Aug 29, 2014 Melissa Smith
Aug 29, 2014 Kate Weinberger
Aug 29, 2014 kaye mohammadi
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 28, 2014 Mariangel Silva
Aug 28, 2014 Yunuen Jimenez
Aug 28, 2014 rachael mcnamara
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 26, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 26, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 26, 2014 Rebekah Baldwin
Aug 26, 2014 Meredith Maxwell
Aug 26, 2014 Carmen Williams
Aug 26, 2014 Jenna Kerylow
Aug 25, 2014 Nancy Coleman
Aug 25, 2014 jan fogel
Aug 25, 2014 Michele Stoak
Aug 25, 2014 Paula Fleck
Aug 25, 2014 Linda Hertel
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 23, 2014 julie wylie Leave the animals alone
Aug 23, 2014 Tamara Medeiros
Aug 23, 2014 Frederick McMullen
Aug 22, 2014 Nelida Ibanez
Aug 22, 2014 Sabrina Sterrett
Aug 22, 2014 Adrienne Odenthal
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 Donna Deese
Aug 22, 2014 Esther García de Diego

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