Ohio exotic-animal law working, state says

Ohio lawmakers passed new exotic-animal ownership restrictions in 2012 after a man released 48 exotic animals and then committed suicide, and the new rules appear to be having an impact. The number of registered exotic-animal owners is expected to drop from 56 to 52 this year as aging animals die or are relocated out-of-state. “I think the law is working the way it was intended,” said Ohio Agriculture Director David Daniels. “The purpose of the law was twofold: to protect the public from dangerous wild animals and to allow owners to care for their animals as long as they live.” The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (tiered subscription model)

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