Ohio Bill Protects Wild Animals but Angers Their Exploiters

eady to go to court to fight it.

“We’ve already got the money; we have pro bono lawyers wanting to represent us. It’s a violation of our constitutional rights, period. It’s not even close. These people own these animals prior to any law being enacted.”

Other opponents testified about the tens of thousands of dollars they’ve racked up caring for tigers, monkeys, snakes and other exotic animals, and about offering an alternative to people who want to see exotic animals but can’t afford a trip to a zoo. The chairman of the Senate committee looking over the bill has promised more hearings.



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