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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

Nov 30, 2015 patricia anderson
Nov 29, 2015 Mary Doyle
Nov 29, 2015 Maria Sanchez
Nov 29, 2015 celine zini
Nov 28, 2015 Anna-Karin Lindholm
Nov 28, 2015 April Eversole
Nov 28, 2015 Jeannie Dinning
Nov 28, 2015 Marilyn Martin
Nov 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2015 Tara LaBrie
Nov 27, 2015 kimberly sparks they are meant to be wild that's why we have dogs and cats..
Nov 27, 2015 Gisela Alvarez
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 25, 2015 raju gupta
Nov 23, 2015 Leigh-Ann Carrington
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 20, 2015 Javier Aguilar
Nov 19, 2015 Julie Padula
Nov 18, 2015 Cindy Hoyle
Nov 18, 2015 Wm Zimmerman
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Nov 18, 2015 Sameria Christy
Nov 18, 2015 Kirsty Turner
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 15, 2015 kim haling
Nov 14, 2015 zaida guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 john guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Martina Riordon
Nov 12, 2015 Dianne Glasser
Nov 12, 2015 Marga Childs
Nov 12, 2015 Catherine L. Winsor There is no reason to keep WILD animals as pets. This is dangerous and destructive to the animals.
Nov 11, 2015 Gillian Lee
Nov 11, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Nov 10, 2015 Valerya Nikanorova
Nov 10, 2015 vier eva
Nov 9, 2015 I. meszaros
Nov 8, 2015 Emily Dixon
Nov 7, 2015 Marilyn Saunders
Nov 7, 2015 carla howard

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