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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


Apr 28, 2017 Rachel Burton
Apr 27, 2017 Terry Keck
Apr 27, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 26, 2017 Lin Koester
Apr 26, 2017 Jay Frye
Apr 26, 2017 Laura Gwin
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Tara Leigh Seriously!
Apr 25, 2017 Julena Cano
Apr 24, 2017 Dee Martin
Apr 24, 2017 maria carranza
Apr 24, 2017 Sandra Mell
Apr 24, 2017 Rochelle Howell
Apr 24, 2017 Simone Grant
Apr 24, 2017 Sherry Cranford
Apr 24, 2017 Judith Gautestad
Apr 24, 2017 Lynne Pateman
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 23, 2017 KATHLEEN NOWICKI
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 21, 2017 Dawn Mason
Apr 21, 2017 graciela kries
Apr 20, 2017 Ellen McCann
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 20, 2017 Robert Ramirez
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Sunday Kraushaar
Apr 18, 2017 Tanja Gistl
Apr 18, 2017 Loretta Tiefen
Apr 18, 2017 G Chua
Apr 18, 2017 melissa mortenson
Apr 15, 2017 Sarah Townsend
Apr 15, 2017 Amy Pfaffman
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 angus murris
Apr 15, 2017 Connie Moreno
Apr 14, 2017 Amy Borror
Apr 14, 2017 Lisa Trujillo
Apr 14, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Stephanie Hunter
Apr 14, 2017 Nancy Rabette PLEASE KEEP ANIMALS WITH THERI OWN KIND.. IT IS THENATURAL AND ONLY WAY FOR OUR PRECIOUS ANIMALS TO LIVE LIKE THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO LIVE WITH EACH OTHER .. SAFE AND LEARN FROM THEIR OWN KIND. STOP KEEPING EXOTIC ANIMAL
Apr 14, 2017 Katie Schemehorn
Apr 14, 2017 Susann el Sadiq
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 Shari Spray
Apr 13, 2017 carmen Blakely
Apr 13, 2017 Christopher Santiago
Apr 13, 2017 Cheryl Smith

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