Ohio Ready To Change Exotic Animal Law

Paige Hardy and Paige Hardy

Current Ohio law only regulates native species of animals. The only species of animals that were released from the exotic animal farm were the black bears.  A task force was convened to study the regulation  of exotic animals in Ohio and they plan to submit draft legislation to the Ohio  General Assembly within thirty days. This regulation will be designed to restrict the sale and transfer of these types of animals so that the state is aware of any transactions. I believe this law should have been improved and in place  a long time ago and  should not have taken a tragic event as the escape and killing of almost fifty beautiful animals last week.  Why does it always seem to take a tragedy before people wake up and do what is right? Any other states that need to strengthen these laws obviously need to do so now, such as North Carolina and Nevada, and Oaklahoma.