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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


Jan 20, 2017 nathalie fromont
Jan 20, 2017 Eileen Moceri
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2017 jimena frederick
Jan 20, 2017 Juli Nimitz
Jan 20, 2017 Debbie Lewis
Jan 20, 2017 Linda McLain
Jan 20, 2017 leslie shellberg
Jan 19, 2017 julian zrnic
Jan 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Lawson
Jan 17, 2017 nick jansen
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) There are too many abuses associated with this practice!!! We don't care about your greedy profiteering. We care about these animals and their treatment and wellfair.
Jan 17, 2017 cate Abicht
Jan 16, 2017 LaDonna Luers
Jan 16, 2017 Kinerette Martin
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 Jocelyne Valcourt
Jan 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2017 Gemma Mills
Jan 14, 2017 gina milite
Jan 14, 2017 Linda Boyland
Jan 14, 2017 Dawn West
Jan 13, 2017 Petra Jones
Jan 13, 2017 Lynn Kahl
Jan 13, 2017 Anna Brockway
Jan 13, 2017 Martha Milne
Jan 13, 2017 Autumn Severit
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 11, 2017 jon Slade
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 David Davis
Jan 11, 2017 Maria Harwood
Jan 11, 2017 Marina Kotelnikova
Jan 11, 2017 Karin Zimmermann
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 kimber hawkey
Jan 10, 2017 Jackie McFarland
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 LINDA boyce
Jan 9, 2017 Iris Reinhard
Jan 9, 2017 Adam Kiddy Ban private exotic animal ownership NOW
Jan 8, 2017 Vanessa Jamison
Jan 8, 2017 Andrea Weyer
Jan 8, 2017 Sarika Arora
Jan 8, 2017 Angela Kohnke
Jan 8, 2017 nastja potočnik
Jan 8, 2017 helga sans

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