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Urgent: Exotic Animals Could Be Euthanized This Week

After ignoring a new state law requiring him to upgrade his facilities and enclosures for his wild animal sanctuary, owner Kenny Hetrick is now threatening to euthanize all his animals: an endangered black leopard, six endangered tigers, two lions, a brown bear, a liger and a bobcat. 

The state has given him until Oct 22 to turn over his animals, but media reports make it clear he would rather kill his animals than turn them over to the State. Attempts by numerous accredited sanctuaries to rehome the animals in far better facilities have been ignored by Mr. Hetrick. Tiger Ridge Exotics has decades of publicly documented USDA violations and was once an exotic animal breeding facility.

Tell the State of Ohio to immediately secure the facility and make sure no harm comes to these innocent animals before they can be rehomed into licensed, proper sanctuaries to live out the rest of their lives. With the rapidly approaching three year anniversary of the tragedy in Zanesville where 48 innocent exotics (including 18 Tigers) kept in deplorable conditions were slaughtered, we cannot take the risk of not taking action. Thank you.



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