News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Genie of Fairview Door Company

Lehmans

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Exotic animal permits are slow-going in Ohio
Deadline is midnight tonight
Story by STEVE BROWN


 
This sign went up shortly after the owner of dozens of exotic animals released them near Zanesville, then committed suicide.
Courtesy of FILE PHOTO
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A deadline is nearing for Ohioans who want to keep their exotic animals in 2014. For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU’s Steve Brown reports on one of the final parts of a 2012 crackdown on dangerous animals.

LISTEN: Exotic animal law's last step

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:41)


The state Department of Agriculture says it will accept applications for exotic animals permits as long as they were delivered or postmarked by Dec. 31. So how many permits have they issued so far?

“We have not issued permits yet.”

Agriculture Department spokeswoman Erica Hawkins says that’s because they’re still in the application gathering stage.

“We’ve received about 37 that are still in progress. We do expect that number to increase quite a bit this week.”

The permit requirement is one of the final parts of a 2012 law. It was passed after a Muskingum County man released dozens of lions, tigers and other exotic animals just before committing suicide.

 


Related WKSU Stories

Ohio opens its exotic animals facility
Friday, March 1, 2013

Deadline approaching for exotic animal owners
Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Ohio Senate budget: spider monkeys, tuition and voting, and Medicaid
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Listener Comments:

I don't think anyone is suggesting that animals be killed, but many exotic animals are dying because they are not in properly maintained facilities, and are being taken care of by people who do not know how to properly feed and house them. I have not heard of a single animal being confiscated under this program, except the lions and bears that were set free by their owner. The recession caused problems for many animal owners, including horse owners and exotic animal owners. You can't leave these animals underfed and ill-housed. That's not an appropriate solution. Register your animals and meet the standards for care!


Posted by: Fred P (Kent, OH) on January 6, 2014 10:01AM
This is sickening. These animals are private property and were legally owned- without a true case, the government cannot just burst into their homes and seize them from their families only to have them killed after being caged and never taken out for weeks.


Posted by: Anda Ciurezu (Canada) on January 1, 2014 8:01AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

FitzGerald isn't giving up, but many Stark voters are worried, wary and weary
SB5 stands for "Snow Ball 5" because voters have about a snow ball's chance of remembering what it was.

Columbus groups are trying to pass a Bill of Rights to combat fracking
Its about time we make a stand against the criminal actions of an entire Indsutry.

Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University