Exotic Animals Panel Holds First Meeting
The newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals has set temporary rules for cage sizes and caretaking.
The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board established interim housing rules for regulated animals. A legislative panel must approve the rules. The board decides the proper thickness of the cages and how they should be maintained, among other requirements. More permanent standards will be put in place when new state permits are required in 2014. Owners must register their exotic animals with state officials by November 5th or face a first-degree misdemeanor charge.