1. Veronica Dickey
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    Ohio has passed an important piece of legislation that will not only protect the public from dangerous wild animals, SB 310 will also protect the exotic pets from misguided owners who do not know or don't care about the proper care of these expensive, high-maintenance creatures. Hope to learn of similar legislation in Pennsylvania soon. I am proud that I played a small role in getting SB 310 passed by testifying as a private citizen on the last day.

    • Cathy Cowan
      May 23, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

      I am proud of you too Veronica! And relieved to see this legislation pass.

    • Veronica Dickey
      May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

      It just feels good inside knowing I played a role, though very small in helping out these often abused exotic pets. Carole Baskin, Tim Harrison, Karen Minton, and yes you Cathy Cowan were the big players. I am starting to think, though you do not get the warm fuzzies from working on getting laws passed, no fuzzy kittens or furry puppies to snuggle with, working on getting animal legislation passed is the best way to help out a larger amount of animals-be they dogs, cats, large cats, chimps, farm animals, dolphins…

    • Veronica Dickey
      May 23, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

      Folks learn what the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) criterion is about and how it helps to protect the animals and keep the public safe http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/home/

    • Veronica Dickey
      May 23, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

      My suggestion is to donate to only GFAS certifed sanctuaries who deal with exotics. If they are not GFAS certified or working on getting certified-GFAS will help sancturaries meet the criteria, even gving them thousands of dollars to help with the expenses-do not donate to them.

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