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Ohio Exotic Animals

1 In 3 Who Own Exotic Animals In Ohio Lacks Permit

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About one in three owners of exotic animals still lacks a permit more than three months after a state law requiring it went in...

Hide Your Picnic Baskets: Ohio Bears LOVE Doughnuts, Hot Dogs

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 09.22.2013 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It turns out doughnuts, dog food and Gatorade are bear necessities. At least those were the preferred foods of Dewey, a 400-po...

Exotic Animal Owners Fight For Right To Have Wild Pets

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 06.02.2013 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some owners of exotic animals say a new Ohio law is onerous and infringes on their constitutional rights, and they've asked a federa...

Big Cat Bill Pushed Following Exotic Animal Escape

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff who oversaw the response to an exotic animal release is visiting Washington to support a federal bill that ...

Exotic Animal Regulations Head To Ohio Governor

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation that would tighten regulations on owning exotic animals in Ohio was headed Tuesday to the governor for his expecte...

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...

Ohio Exotic Animal Stampede Ignites Vast Law Review

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the beasts set free by the suicidal owner of an exotic animal farm in Ohio last year, few were as scary or as lethal as th...

Ohio Officials To Return Exotic Animals To Widow

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — State officials will return five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures befor...

Exotic Pets Ban Moving Forward

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state legislator said Wednesday that he hopes a bill that would ban new ownership of exotic pets will prevent situations suc...

Bill To Regulate Exotic Animals Introduced In Ohio

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker is proposing that owners of exotic animals be subjected to background checks and required to fence their prop...

Ohio Bill Would Prohibit Purchase Of Lions, Bears And Other Exotic Pets

AP | By ANN SANNER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Proposed legislation in Ohio would ban the purchase of lions, bears and other exotic animals, but current owners of the dangerous wi...

Final Police Report Reveals New Details About Ohio Exotic Animals Owner

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A final police report on the release of dozens of exotic pets including lions and tigers from an eastern Ohio farm shows the...

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...

Group Honors Ohio Sheriff Who Led Exotic Animal Hunt

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A national police group is honoring the Ohio sheriff who led the October big-game hunt after the owner of dozens of exotic ani...

Ohio Exotic Animal Ban Bill Could Debut Next Year

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The expected sponsor of a bill that would ban casual ownership of exotic animals in Ohio says it will likely be introduced earl...

Trial Set In Alleged Attempt To Steal Dead Ohio Lion

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Four Ohio men will face trial early next year on charges they tried to steal the carcass of a lion that was among exotic anim...

Ohio Group Proposes Ban On Exotic Animals

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study group on Monday proposed that Ohio ban new ownership of venomous snakes, monkeys, tigers and other dangerous animals wi...

5 Attempt To Steal Dead Lion After Ohio Exotic Animals Incident

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Five people were charged Monday with trying to steal the carcass of a lion that was among dozens of exotic animals released from a pri...

Gruesome Details Emerge On Escaped Exotic Animals In Ohio

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio — African lions and Bengal tigers set free last month by a debt-ridden man distraught over marital problems charged at deputies and...

Two Options for "Exotic" -- A Slow Death or a Fast Death

Ken White | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

We need laws to protect both wild animals and people from what happens when those animals are kept where they do not belong by a species which is frighteningly often incapable of taking care of itself.

Neighbor Of Exotic Pet Farm In Ohio Faced Close Encounter With Lion Before It Was Killed

AP | By KANTELE FRANKO and ANN SANNER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A neighbor said he'd rather not have six surviving exotic animals returned to the neighboring Ohio farm where an owner killed himsel...

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...

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...