Will Exotic Animals Finally Be Banned in Ohio? We Hope!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 10:00am

Great news: The Ohio exotics bill just passed the Senate! Ohio is one of only seven states where almost any animal can be kept by almost any person. Since the vast majority of people who try to keep exotic animals as pets don’t understand and cannot meet their needs, these animals often are caged, chained, beaten into submission, or mutilated via preemptive removal of their teeth and claws.

Last fall’s tragedy in Zanesville—where 56 privately owned big cats, primates, wolves and bears were released, and many were killed—showed the entire country what can happen when exotic and wild animals are kept in captivity.
We congratulate the Ohio Senate for passing Senate Bill 310 and hope the House will soon follow suit.
For more information on exotic pets, visit our Exotic Pets page.