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Police Hunt Monkey, Last of 50 Exotic Animals Loose in Ohio


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Kathleen
- 2830 days ago - usatoday.com
Everyone should CALL the zanesville sheriffs dept. (740) 455-0700 and let them know your feeling about allowing all those animals to be killed. In listening to local news and following Twitter.... there WERE plenty of people offering to assist - humanel



   

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Dawn Marie (24)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:02 pm
Hopefully this horribly sad event will expedite legislative changes regarding exotic animal sales in Ohio.
 

Dawn Marie (24)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:19 pm
Here's a petition from Change.org addressing the county sheriff:

http://www.change.org/petitions/muskingum-county-sheriff-matt-lutz-httpwwwohiomuskingumsherifforg-stop-killing-the-animals-and-use-tranquilizers-instead
 

irene davis (74)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:14 pm
What was going thru hiss head?
 

Julia S (3)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:19 pm
So many questions... Why did they decide that each and every one of these animals was an immediate, deadly threat? Why did they kill animals that are usually not aggressive, like black bears? Does Ohio have no wildlife whatsoever? Are they afraid of any animal you can't raise on a farm? I mean... 6 black bears?! This is crazy. I can see why they started shooting last night, with a mob of wild animals coming towards them in the dark, that's probably intimidating... but to continue hunting them down? I'm sure someone, somewhere has the resources to deal with a situation like this- there are people who go to desperate lengths to help animals, especially sensitive species like the bengal tiger... why couldn't outside help be brought in? Why did they instead set out to kill everything as quickly as possible? 18 bengal tigers!
Even though there may not be any exotic pet laws in Ohio, it seems like enough people complained about this guy for long enough that something could have been done, even if they used a different law to do it. No one could convince anyone that this guy's property was a potential threat to surrounding neighbors? No one could convince some animal rights group that this guy shouldn't have all these animals? I know they say they brought in "professionals" numerous times and he always checked out, but that seems ridiculous- someone wasn't trying hard enough/talking to the right people.
 
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