Settlement Of Exotic Animals Suit?

Nov 6, 2012

An attorney for owners who are suing over Ohio's new law regulating exotic animals says they've reached an agreement with state officials.

Robert Owens says the state has agreed not to enforce certain provisions of the law until there's a hearing on the lawsuit. Under the law, owners faced a Monday deadline to register their animals. Four owners filed a federal lawsuit against the state's agriculture department and its director. They claim the law threatens their First Amendment and property rights. A state spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit and the agreement.