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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

May 1, 2016 Adelina Jaudal
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 30, 2016 A. Elissen
Apr 29, 2016 Magda Palmer Cordingley
Apr 29, 2016 Debra Curci
Apr 29, 2016 Melinda Funk
Apr 29, 2016 Sheila Tunnell I totally agree!!
Apr 29, 2016 Margaret Randall
Apr 29, 2016 marky raypole
Apr 29, 2016 Margaret Jean Mould
Apr 28, 2016 bonnie e
Apr 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2016 Anne-Marie Sancho
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best
Apr 27, 2016 Liana Rois
Apr 27, 2016 Dominique Thornton
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 mary mcbride
Apr 27, 2016 Thorbjorn Pettersson
Apr 26, 2016 Bettina Hansen Please do not allow these petting farms to hide behind a "sanctuary" image. A true sanctuary will not handle the exotic cats, or allow others to! Doesn't anyone else question that he has Cubs in spades? Highly suspicious! This is a crime against nature!
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 26, 2016 Isabella Sala Ban on private exotic animal ownership.
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 23, 2016 Jesica Michael
Apr 23, 2016 Barbara MacDougall
Apr 23, 2016 nerea herrero
Apr 22, 2016 Carol Greenhill
Apr 22, 2016 Alejandra Vega
Apr 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2016 Karen Phillips
Apr 22, 2016 Janice Flood
Apr 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 Helen Ryan
Apr 21, 2016 Claudio Bucci
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 P T
Apr 21, 2016 Gloria Chapple
Apr 20, 2016 Ana Nieto
Apr 18, 2016 Bonnie Zotos
Apr 18, 2016 susan dixon
Apr 17, 2016 Kate Lecours
Apr 17, 2016 Susannah Gelbart Ban exotic pets, please.
Apr 17, 2016 Eric Beck
Apr 17, 2016 Nicole Lorandt
Apr 16, 2016 yasuo nishiyama
Apr 16, 2016 Jane Smith
Apr 16, 2016 Michelle Blackley
Apr 16, 2016 Carla Torti

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