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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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

Dec 6, 2016 Karola Windweh
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 5, 2016 Linda Dennis
Dec 4, 2016 Lara Hembom
Dec 3, 2016 Emiliana Ribeiadio
Dec 2, 2016 jennifer holm
Dec 2, 2016 Rick Thomason
Dec 2, 2016 Judith Buckhart
Dec 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2016 Kristina Sedic
Nov 28, 2016 Mariann Adcock
Nov 27, 2016 melissa bird
Nov 26, 2016 Jo Smith
Nov 26, 2016 Olga Espinosa
Nov 26, 2016 Jesina Smith
Nov 26, 2016 Svetlana Klimova
Nov 26, 2016 Deni Gereighty
Nov 25, 2016 Ana de de Albuquerque
Nov 25, 2016 nana kuloshvili
Nov 24, 2016 Karen Knaust
Nov 22, 2016 Marlie Dryden
Nov 22, 2016 Megan Ashton
Nov 22, 2016 BobbyKat LittleCub
Nov 22, 2016 Sharon Keller
Nov 22, 2016 Melody Safken
Nov 21, 2016 Chris Saranchuk
Nov 21, 2016 Susan Glarum
Nov 21, 2016 Janet Geiler
Nov 21, 2016 Val Perez
Nov 21, 2016 Amy Buquo
Nov 21, 2016 V. Porter
Nov 21, 2016 Cara Ammon
Nov 21, 2016 Archangel Michael
Nov 20, 2016 Kathy Mason
Nov 20, 2016 Lisa Sherman
Nov 20, 2016 Jennyfer Stellini
Nov 20, 2016 Alicia Hollinger
Nov 19, 2016 Mary Caputi
Nov 19, 2016 Howard Cohen
Nov 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2016 Barbara Lamberta
Nov 17, 2016 Jennifer O'Dwyer
Nov 17, 2016 Patty Kowalczyk
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Zoll
Nov 16, 2016 Katie O'leary
Nov 15, 2016 Marsha Croner
Nov 15, 2016 Veronica Cox
Nov 14, 2016 Ayça Korkmaz Beğçe
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