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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


Jun 28, 2016 Norm Wilmes
Jun 28, 2016 Carol Tracey
Jun 28, 2016 Janice M Brasavage
Jun 27, 2016 susana perez
Jun 26, 2016 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 23, 2016 Megan Tunstall
Jun 23, 2016 Dianna Buchli
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Dianne Flynn
Jun 22, 2016 KAREN MAUERMANN
Jun 22, 2016 CHRIS KULCZAK
Jun 22, 2016 Susan Wilson
Jun 22, 2016 Randa Boisclair
Jun 22, 2016 George Hwang
Jun 21, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 21, 2016 Marci Plant
Jun 21, 2016 shellie cavallaro
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 20, 2016 gabriele jefferson
Jun 20, 2016 Joyce Griffee
Jun 19, 2016 Emmanuelle Lassalle
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 19, 2016 Eileen Kulp Heavy monetary fines to ALL that import, breed, sell and torture these magnifigant, innocent creatures.
Jun 19, 2016 Holly E Wild animals belong in the WILD, not stupid human homes!!!!!!!!
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Nancy Heß
Jun 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2016 Maren Arndr
Jun 17, 2016 Petra Hegenscheidt
Jun 17, 2016 Christina Edwards
Jun 17, 2016 Berry Berkel
Jun 15, 2016 Joanne Jensen
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 15, 2016 Ursela Rabe
Jun 14, 2016 MORERA Valérie
Jun 14, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 13, 2016 Sophia Wilson It's our duty to save these wonderful creatures leaving them in their natural habitat.
Jun 13, 2016 Marie Hutchens
Jun 13, 2016 Lisa Holsonback
Jun 13, 2016 Helga Preinesberger
Jun 13, 2016 Kristy Laino
Jun 13, 2016 Rita Leone
Jun 13, 2016 Katrine Quinn
Jun 13, 2016 Dahlia B Berencia
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti Our exotic species are the most charismatic and few and need more protection than ever!
Jun 12, 2016 Paige Williams

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