Written by PETA
Way to go, Ohio! Gov. Ted Strickland issued an executive order today prohibiting Ohio residents from owning, breeding, selling, or trading wild exotic animals. People who already own exotic animals will not be allowed to breed, sell, or trade them and will have to register them with the state each year, making it easier for law enforcement to monitor the animals.
The ban comes none too soon. Ohio has had its share of captive animal attacks—the most recent being the fatal attack by a black bear on a handler last August. Wild animals who are kept in captivity are denied everything that is natural and important to them, and this causes many of them to lash out in frustration.
Barely a month ago, lawmakers in Oregon passed a similar ban designed to protect both animals and humans from the often dire consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity. Hopefully, more states will quickly follow suit. In the meantime, we'd like to remind you never to patronize roadside petting zoos, traveling shows, or "take-a-picture-with-a-tiger" exhibits. True wildlife sanctuaries aren't open to the public, don't take animals on the road, and never breed animals.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
They can't even look past even how a Domestic Cat can make affectionate pets, many domestic cats hunt as effectively as wild predators. That is how they differ than what these compounds are doing with their wild animals. Not having the proper care they need as shots etc.. They get more disease and physical injury. Shouldn’t be able to KEEP a Wild Animal as Bears, Tigers, etc... If you can't give them the proper Environment or prove Adequate Vet Care. So they won't be harm to other wildlife with Disease, or attack people who come in Contact with them, or able to breed these wild animals too. So PLEASE we are SPEAKING out for The Ones Who Can't SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES to BAND these Breeders and Compounds and let The WILD have the LIFE that was given to them by GOD!!! That was to LIVE FREE in Their own ENVIRONMENT!!! Not Trapped in some BACKYARD that may not even be fit for YOUR FAMILY DOG!!!!!
Is there anything PETA can do for Tony the Tiger imprisoned by owner Mr. Michael Sandlin of Tony The Truck Stop Tiger, located in Grosse Tete, Louisiana, whose permit was renewed by Louisiana Dept of Wildlife Fisheries in Dec of 2010, despite 42,000 signatures collected by World Society for the Protection of Animals, & countless letters protesting the morally wrong consequence for this animal's health & well being, when there was, & has been the option of relocating Tony to an accredited big cat sanctuary? Can PETA help?
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