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Terry Thompson

Horses Escaped From Same Farm Where Exotic Animals Were Released

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says his office is investigating after horses repeatedly escaped from the Ohio farm where dozens of exotic animals...

Ohio Exotics Farm Faces Foreclosure After Widow Received Animals

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio widow facing foreclosure has paid back taxes on the rural property where she and her husband once housed dozens of e...

Widow To Retrieve Exotic Animals From Ohio Zoo

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five exotic animals are back on the eastern Ohio farm where they lived months ago before their owner abandoned them and releas...

Injured Leopard Euthanized After Exotic Zoo Escape Debacle

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spotted leopard that was among six creatures kept at an Ohio zoo after an exotic animal escape was euthanized after it was h...

Suicidal Ohio Exotic Animal Owner Was Sober

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A final coroner's report shows an Ohio man who released dozens of wild animals and then killed himself had no alcohol or illega...

Zoo Owner's Disturbing Message Said Before Setting Loose Exotic Animals And Killing Self

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio -- A debt-ridden man distraught over marital problems and deep in debt told one of his farmhands the night before he released a menagerie...

Terry Thompson's Animals

Jane Hardy | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Jane Hardy

As over 47 animal carcasses are hauled away, all that remains of a dream -- made by the blood and sweat of Terry Thompson -- is the blood mixing with rain in the paw prints of his animals.

Wife Of Man Who Set Exotic Pets Free Wants To Reclaim Surviving Animals From Zoo

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and ANN SANNER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six exotic animals that were among dozens freed by their suicidal owner and survived a big-game hunt by sheriff's deputies with...

TV Personality Urges Tough Rules On Exotic Animals In Ohio

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jack Hanna has urged a state panel to draw up strict rules for owning exotic animals in Ohio, where a man set loose more than 5...

How You Can Help Surviving Animals From Ohio Farm Tragedy

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

Though the Columbus Zoo has now taken in the sole six survivors from the Zanesville, Ohio, farm tragedy, the animals still need additional help. No...

Tattooing To Help Surviving Exotic Animals In Ohio

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- People getting tattoos have helped the surviving exotic animals from an Ohio farm where the owner opened the cages and then killed...

What's the Lesson From the Ohio Exotic Animals Incident?

Danny Groner | Posted 12.23.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The story made waves around the internet, leading many commentators to consider the lessons from the incident. Here are a select few.

'The Novelty Wears Off, And Then They Turn Into What They Are: Wild Animals'

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

-- Yadah used to be an adorable baby. Now he's a cranky 5-year-old with a willful streak and a $250-per-month food bill, and Shannon Pandarvis is des...

Ohio Man Reportedly Traded Guns For Exotic Animals

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — An owner of dozens of wild animals who freed them before committing suicide this week was an avid gun collector who had trade...

Puzzling Details Emerge On Ohio Man Who Freed Exotic Animals, Then Killed Self

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and ANN SANNER | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- The exotic-animal owner who killed himself after turning loose dozens of lions, tigers and other beasts was deep in debt, and a fe...

PHOTOS: 'It's Like Noah's Ark Wrecking Right Here In Zanesville, Ohio'

AP | By ANDY BROWNFIELD and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio - and photographs of their bloody carcas...

Was Killing Dozens Of Loose Exotic Animals The 'Right Thing' To Do?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

Killing scores of exotic animals after they were set free from a farm in Zanesville, Ohio on Tuesday night was the right thing to do, according to Dir...

Owner Of Exotic Animal Farm Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Animals

AP | ANDY BROWNFIELD and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals – including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions – in a big-game hun...