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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

Jul 28, 2016 Sherrin Caird
Jul 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2016 ROBERT ALTOM
Jul 28, 2016 Suzie Awad
Jul 28, 2016 Boris Rappoport
Jul 28, 2016 Eileen O'Neill
Jul 27, 2016 Ashley Jager
Jul 27, 2016 Isabelle defensora O lugar de animais selvagens é na floresta.
Jul 27, 2016 Janice Flood
Jul 27, 2016 bhavani saravanan
Jul 27, 2016 Bertha Miller
Jul 26, 2016 jeff hopkins
Jul 26, 2016 Annamaria Bianchi
Jul 26, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 26, 2016 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jul 26, 2016 leo v zeeland
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Karen Van Tuyle
Jul 25, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 24, 2016 Nancy Daniel
Jul 24, 2016 Melinda Robbins
Jul 24, 2016 Mary Mitchell
Jul 24, 2016 Eva Kolmanová
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Michelle Mccormick
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 claudette cutajar
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Sam Bush
Jul 22, 2016 corinne miller
Jul 22, 2016 Peggy Gonsalves
Jul 21, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Jul 21, 2016 Donna Hutton
Jul 21, 2016 Nicolette Cuoco
Jul 21, 2016 Maria Tüchler
Jul 21, 2016 Victoria Huddleston
Jul 20, 2016 Michael Petherick
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Krista Slavin
Jul 20, 2016 Debbie Lapierre
Jul 20, 2016 karen simpson
Jul 20, 2016 Jean-Marie Albert
Jul 19, 2016 Adriana Aquino
Jul 19, 2016 Debra Zamudio
Jul 18, 2016 Cheryl Sheets
Jul 18, 2016 Cathy Sikes

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