Have any of you heard about the exotic animals escaping in Ohio? Their owner went crazy and released over 50 wild, exotic animals and then killed himself. And the police shot almost all of the animals dead! As some of you know I live in Ohio, and it is a BIG DEAL to me, I love animals and this happened so close to home. I do not believe anyone should own exotic animals as pets.
This man had tigers, lions, wolves, monkeys, bears, etc. There is no reason why he should be able to own dangerous animals like these. They deserve to have wide open space to roam and not kept in small cage, and not to mention all the hazards that come with owning these animals!
Death Toll: 18 rare bengal tigers were shot dead by police, 17 lions, 8 bears, 3 mountain lions, 1 wolf, and 1 monkey lost their lives. One of the monkey was killed by a big cat but the rest of the animals were captured alive, but it was only like 6. I am angry at the police too for just shooting them, they did not even try to get tranquilizers. And their "owner" had just been released from prison a month earlier, clearly this man was disturbed and had run ins with the laws but still did not seem to get the police to check out his "farm".
If you want to read a whole in depth article on it: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44964272/…
What I am making this journal for is to bring awareness about this issue, people should not be allowed to own exotic animals as pets! If you agree (especially any Ohioans because Ohio has some of the most lenient laws about about owning exotic animals!) THEN please SIGN THIS PETITION! It is on a legit site, change.org:
Thank you to anyone who signs!!
Also check out this great DA group about animals!