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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


Feb 24, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 24, 2017 stephanie cameron
Feb 23, 2017 MARTHA RODRIGUEZ
Feb 23, 2017 steven rule
Feb 23, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Feb 23, 2017 Teri R Dean
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2017 Juan Martinez
Feb 22, 2017 Michell G.
Feb 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Cheetahs are wild animals and need to remain in the wild, it is cruel to hold one prisoner as a pet and the cheetah population is declining please respect them and leave them free.
Feb 21, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Feb 21, 2017 Kimberly Ross
Feb 21, 2017 Janie Martinez
Feb 21, 2017 AnnaM Fisher
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 Christeen Anderson
Feb 21, 2017 Carrie Smigla-Didier
Feb 21, 2017 Eleonora Cimador
Feb 21, 2017 Jan Garen
Feb 21, 2017 Bren Van
Feb 21, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 deborah boyd
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Karen Rusch
Feb 20, 2017 linda fisher
Feb 20, 2017 Deanne Nicholson
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Alyss Sanner
Feb 19, 2017 Mary Brown
Feb 18, 2017 Bernadette CUELLAR
Feb 18, 2017 Dean OBrien
Feb 18, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Haukås
Feb 16, 2017 Estela Moreno
Feb 16, 2017 Julie Goodwin
Feb 16, 2017 Stephanie Embrey
Feb 16, 2017 Jean-Claude Morin
Feb 16, 2017 Roberta Hamilton
Feb 16, 2017 Marion Kreuscher
Feb 16, 2017 T. Pussa
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Melanie Ringel
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti

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