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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

Mar 3, 2015 Katja Sibakov
Mar 3, 2015 Victoria Peyser
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer
Mar 3, 2015 Angela Joyner
Mar 3, 2015 Angela Parker
Mar 2, 2015 Roberta Sato
Mar 2, 2015 Rhandi Schubring
Mar 2, 2015 Holly Scanlon
Mar 2, 2015 Ulrica Sjögren
Mar 2, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Mar 2, 2015 marika jamar
Mar 1, 2015 Mariam Andalibi
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Renee Wilson
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 28, 2015 Pascal Quéniart
Feb 27, 2015 leo E. Alonzo
Feb 27, 2015 Brittany Paral
Feb 27, 2015 Geraldine Smith
Feb 27, 2015 Danise Flood
Feb 27, 2015 Alison Tyler
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Adriana Jaeger
Feb 26, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Feb 26, 2015 Idalina Pinto
Feb 26, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Feb 26, 2015 Labail Genevieve
Feb 25, 2015 Elizabeth Floersch
Feb 25, 2015 Saravana S I care, They Deserve
Feb 25, 2015 Christy Giesick
Feb 25, 2015 Kat Neises
Feb 25, 2015 C Chassard
Feb 25, 2015 Simone Eckardt
Feb 25, 2015 sherri damiani
Feb 25, 2015 Ruby Todd
Feb 25, 2015 Susan Joyce
Feb 25, 2015 Vicki Roman Help save these beautiful creatures!
Feb 25, 2015 Bob Frankenburger Again exercise common sense
Feb 25, 2015 Sam Ford
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2015 Sharon R
Feb 24, 2015 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 23, 2015 Whitney Star
Feb 23, 2015 Jen Lowell
Feb 23, 2015 Karina Paredes
Feb 23, 2015 Clare Disano
Feb 22, 2015 Anneke Swanepoel, South Africa Too many of these precious animals die shortly after being bought from the shops. People don't really care to look after their special needs. Stop selling them and leave them to live in the wild! That's what God created them for. Not to be kept in cages
Feb 22, 2015 lorena gonzalez
Feb 22, 2015 Piper Burch

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