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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

Feb 5, 2016 Barbara Brown
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Gita Sasi Dharan
Feb 4, 2016 Abigael Foreman
Feb 4, 2016 june ratcliff
Feb 4, 2016 Mihaela Stan
Feb 3, 2016 Robert Parker
Feb 3, 2016 Christa Wilson
Feb 3, 2016 Karin Lindberg
Feb 2, 2016 Danielle Brown
Feb 2, 2016 Nancy Conway
Feb 1, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Feb 1, 2016 Jessica Vlavianos
Feb 1, 2016 Brent Finkbiner
Feb 1, 2016 Tess Milani
Jan 31, 2016 alyse dhannu
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
Jan 30, 2016 marilena zubani
Jan 30, 2016 Nowell Overby
Jan 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2016 brigitte tricot
Jan 29, 2016 Caroline Stannard
Jan 28, 2016 Cheyenne Crooker
Jan 28, 2016 Akina Amara
Jan 27, 2016 Karen Deckel
Jan 26, 2016 Corinna Borkert
Jan 26, 2016 Shea L. Hales
Jan 26, 2016 Gunnar Lien
Jan 26, 2016 Lesley Thomas
Jan 26, 2016 Michelle Lee Hall
Jan 26, 2016 Jennifer Perret
Jan 26, 2016 Karen Manske
Jan 26, 2016 Barbara Galinkin
Jan 25, 2016 Nicholas Zecher
Jan 25, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Jan 24, 2016 kathy brunner
Jan 24, 2016 Gloria Taylor
Jan 23, 2016 Patricia Ilges
Jan 22, 2016 Cynthia Simpson
Jan 21, 2016 Amy Stoddard
Jan 20, 2016 Judy Goldman
Jan 20, 2016 merrilee roberts
Jan 20, 2016 edward colerich
Jan 20, 2016 wolf Goldschmitt
Jan 19, 2016 Sonia Roman
Jan 18, 2016 hazel bliss
Jan 16, 2016 Char Kirby
Jan 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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