Stories tagged with: Exotic Animal Ban

January 1, 2013 - 7:13pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

Within a year, there are thousands of news stories reported but only a handful of these stories stand out.

Narrowed down to the local top three, the first of these takes us back to June 29th when severe weather blew through our quiet city. The storm brought hail, strong winds and even a reported tornado in Tuscarawas County.

The damages were extensive as the wind caused numerous downed trees, ripped off shingles and in severe cases entire roofs. Thousands of people lost power and...

April 30, 2012 - 3:18pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Harsher rules and higher standards could soon be in place for exotic animal owners in Ohio, if a State Senate passed a bill becomes law.

Ohioans would be banned from acquiring new exotic animals, and previous owners would have to comply with stricter rules. We talked with Governor John Kasich when he was in town last week. He says he recalls the release of the exotic animals in Muskingum County, and agrees with the proposed legislation making it tougher to be an owner.

"In...

November 30, 2011 - 5:13pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

The State of Ohio is moving closer to banning exotic animals. Wednesday Governor John Kasich received a recommendation to ban ownership of the animals starting in 2014. The ban is the key part of a report prepared by a state committee representing animal interest and government groups appointed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. State Senator Troy Balderson is working with the Senate President to introduce legislation in the General Assembly, but no time-table has been...

November 21, 2011 - 4:01pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

A study group is proposing that Ohio ban new ownership of venomous snakes, monkeys, tigers and other dangerous animals with only limited exceptions. The group has been holding expedited meetings since last month when Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputies were forced to kill 48 wild animals – including endangered Bengal Tigers – after Terry Thompson freed them from his Kopchak Road Farm and then committed suicide. A summary of the group’s input and state agencies...

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